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Tanzanian authorities on Wednesday denied reports of Zambia and Rwanda closing their borders with the east African nation as a measure to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Zambia and Rwanda have not shut down their borders with Tanzania. Relations between Tanzania and the two neighboring countries are still normal,” Palamagamba Kabudi, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the East African Cooperation, told parliament.

Kabudi made the clarification after some MPs had asked him to explain the current diplomatic relations between Tanzania and the two countries after reports had indicated that they had shut down their borders over the COVID-19 pandemic. Enditem

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