The outbreak of the COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of several important events and celebrations lined up for the year in order to avoid large gatherings to curb the spread of the pandemic.
In lieu with the same, Tanzania has officially announced to cancel the 2020 edition of its annual Union Day celebrations that is celebrated every year with great joy and enthusiasm on April 26.
The Union Day of Tanzania is marked to commemorate the merger of Tanganyika and Zanzibar to become Tanzania.
The announcement of the cancellation of the Union Day 2020 celebration was made by Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa. The budget allocated for the celebration will be used to fight back the pandemic.
Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said, “President John Magufuli has also directed that a sum of 500 million Tanzanian shillings ($217,000), set as a budget for the Union Day celebrations, should be reallocated to the fund for fighting coronavirus in the country”.