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UK News Covid-19: Tanzania bans Kenya Airways flights in retaliation

17:05  01 august  2020
17:05  01 august  2020 Source:   bfmtv.com

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Tanzania 's relationship with Kenya further took a nosedive when the neighbouring country retaliated to Kenya 's decision to exclude her from The CS stated that the countries had been cleared because they recorded declining Coronavirus ( Covid - 19 cases). Tanzania has been cagey on her Covid - 19

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Tanzania banned from Saturday the flights of Kenya Airways, after being itself excluded from countries allowed to fly to Kenya.

Kenya Airways flights are banned on "a reciprocal basis", according to the Tanzanian authorities.

"Tanzania has taken due note of its exclusion from the list of countries whose nationals are allowed to travel to Kenya," Tanzanian Civil Aviation Director General Hamza Johari said in a letter sent to Kenya management on Friday. Airways.

"The Tanzanian government has decided to revoke the approval granted to Kenya Airways to operate flights between Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar as of August 1, 2020 and until further notice," said the letter from the Tanzanian civil aviation.

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Speaking during the daily Covid - 19 briefing at Afya House, the CS noted that the ministry had laid He explained that the countries had been cleared because they recorded declining Covid - 19 cases but noted that the opening of the sky Magufuli Bans Kenyan Flights in Retaliation to Uhuru's Decision.

The Ministry of Health in Conjunction with Kenya Airways on Friday, July 31, announced the launch of a mobile application to be used once international flights commence Magufuli Bans Kenyan Flights in Retaliation to Uhuru's Decision. New Covid - 19 App to Be Used During International Flights .

"This letter also repeals all previous arrangements which allowed Kenya Airways to operate flights to the United Republic of Tanzania," the letter added.

Kenya Airways Executive Director Allan Kilavuka said he was "saddened" by this measure and hoped the situation would change quickly.

The refusal of the Tanzanian President John Magufuli to impose a lockdown in his country and his decision to stop the publication of figures concerning the coronavirus pandemic at the end of April have created certain concern among Tanzania's neighbors and within the World Health Organization (WHO).

President Magufuli declared in June Tanzania free from any presence of the virus and thanked God and the prayers of Tanzanians.

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