Chadema is set to hold a series of meetings around the country, starting with one in the port city of Mwanza on Wednesday.
Health Minister Dorothy Gwajima said at an event to promote the public wearing of masks in the capital Dodoma that “284 of the patients were hospitalized on oxygen therapy as of July 8.”
Barrick oversees the management of its assets in Tanzania through Twiga Minerals Corp, a joint venture formed in 2019 between the company and the government of Tanzania.
On Monday, President Samia announced Tanzania has recorded 100 such cases in recent days, and said 70 patients required oxygen. She warned citizens to protect themselves from infection.
Tanzania has started acknowledging the crisis and its impact, after President Samia Suluhu Hassan took over in March.
The East African country has been racing to catch up with COVID programmes across the continent since the death of its COVID-sceptic and vaccine-sceptic president John Magufuli in March.
Many people headed north to the Tanzanian border, but were rejected, or were admitted then returned via a different border post hours inland.
Reporting numbers on coronavirus infections and deaths would be an about turn for the government that hasn’t done so since May last year when then-President John Magufuli’s administration…
The President has also allowed foreign embassies and international organizations to import vaccines to inoculate their employees, according to a statement from the presidency.