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World Tanzania bans Kenya Airways as coronavirus spat escalates

16:06  01 august  2020
16:06  01 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

Tanzania Cancels Kenya Airways Flights in Row Over Virus Rules

  Tanzania Cancels Kenya Airways Flights in Row Over Virus Rules (Bloomberg) -- Tanzania canceled plans to allow Kenya Airways Plc to resume flights to the East African nation because Kenya excluded Tanzanians in the list of nationals allowed into its territory under revised coronavirus restrictions. Tanzania isn’t on the list of nationals exempted from quarantine when they travel to the neighboring Kenya, according to a statement published Saturday by Kenya’s Ministry of Transport in the Nairobi-based Daily Nation newspaper.“On a reciprocal basis, the Tanzanian government has decided to nullify its approval for the Kenya Airways flights between Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar effective Aug.

Kenya Airways , in liaison with the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs, will continue to monitor the developments regarding the outbreak of the Once again I thank you for choosing to fly with us and assure you that we will continue implementing measures to mitigate against the effect of Coronavirus .

Coronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because Magufuli, whose government has already drawn criticism for being secretive about the coronavirus outbreak and has previously asked Tanzanians to pray the coronavirus away, said

Tanzania banned Kenya's national airline from entering the country effective Saturday, in the latest move in a deepening row triggered by Tanzania's controversial handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

a airplane that is parked on the tarmac of an airport runway: Tanzania has banned Kenya Airways flights as part of a diplomatic spat © TONY KARUMBA Tanzania has banned Kenya Airways flights as part of a diplomatic spat

Tanzania said Kenya Airways flights were being banned "on a reciprocal basis" after Kenya decided against including Tanzania in a list of countries whose passengers would be permitted to enter Kenya when commercial flights resumed on 1 August.

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Kenya Airways Msafiri Apple App. Book and manage your flight anytime, anywhere using the new Kenya Airways - KQ KLM - KL Air Europa - UX Air France - AF Aeroflot - SU Aerolineas Situation update on Coronavirus . Our commitment to deliver a safe travel experience to you still remains.

"Tanzania has noted... its exclusion in the list of countries whose people will be allowed to travel into Kenya," Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority director general Hamza Johari said in a letter sent to Kenya Airways on Friday.

"The Tanzanian government has decided to nullify its approval for Kenya Airways (KQ) flights between Nairobi and Dar/Kilimanjaro/Zanzibar effective August 1, 2020 until further notice," Johari wrote.

"This letter also rescinds all previous arrangements that permit KQ flights into the United Republic of Tanzania."

Kenya Airways chief executive Allan Kilavuka said Saturday he was "saddened" by the letter and hoped the situation would soon be resolved.

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Kenyan Airways has suspended all of its international routes as the fight against Covid-19 hots up in Africa. Disruption expected to cost the company US5 million, International Air Transport Association says. Number of infections in Africa has increased 12-fold over the past week to more

In South Korea, the case tally has escalated over the last five days, rising from 104 to nearly a thousand. Rather than lower the odds of transmission, the Wuhan lockdown increased the risk for coronavirus importations for these two countries, which only issued partial transportation bans .

Tanzania has taken a controversially relaxed approach to tackling the coronavirus pandemic and began reopening the country two months ago.

President John Magufuli's refusal to impose lockdowns or social distancing measures, and to halt the release of figures on infections since late April, has made him a regional outlier and caused concern among Tanzania's neighbours and the World Health Organization.

Magufuli declared Tanzania free of coronavirus in June, thanking God and the prayers of citizens for the disease's defeat disease.

The diplomatic spat between Kenya and Tanzania erupted soon after the outbreak of the pandemic in East Africa, when Kenya blocked Tanzanian truck drivers from entering the country, fearing they would spread the disease.

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