Due to the outbreak of Corona Virus Disease, 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Government of Tanzania, like many other governments around the global has taken some measures to contain spread of the virus. These measures includes: closing of schools,  introducing a fourteen days mandatory quarantine for international arrivals at their own costs, restrictions on international travels, encouraging the practice of social distancing, and restrictions of non essential movements and public gatherings. Some world governments have adopted more strict measures to avoid more infections. These have included measures such as: closing national boarders, strict restrictions on social activities and movements and total lockdown. These restrictions are also a potential possibility in Tanzania depending on the trajectory of COVID-19 infections in future. As such, this will negatively impact on the normal conduct of statistical operations of data collection, processing and dissemination.

Click HERE to read more on the Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Statistical Operations of the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics.