Reports reaching Taarifa reveal that more than 25 priests, 60 sisters and two elders of the laity have died within two months of various causes including respiratory challenges.
Father Charles Kitima the General Secretary of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) revealed the troublesome news while addressing the media on the Covid epidemic. He said the deaths occurred between mid December and February in different parts of the country.
He has urged church members to continue taking precautions against the disease in accordance with health ministry guidelines.
“Please continue taking precautions against this disease by following the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Priests are dying and sisters are dying but this number within two months has shocked us,” said Kitima.
He said TEC president Gervas Nyaisonga had already distributed guidelines to bishops of various dioceses on measures to protect themselves against Covid while providing services.