Ali Mohamed Shein, president of Tanzania's semi-autonomous region Zanzibar. XINHUA PHOTO - WANG YE

Tanzania’s Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Shein on Saturday dissolved the House of Representatives ahead of the October general elections and announced the lifting of all COVID-19 restrictions.

In his address to the House in the Zanzibar archipelago, Shein announced the lifting of all restrictions on social activities on the islands but called for precautions against the COVID-19.

He announced the reopening of all schools effective from June 29 and directed the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training to work out an effective plan that will guide the students.

All ferry boats and ships that ply the Unguja-Dar es Salaam, Unguja-Pemba and Pemba-Tanga routes will be allowed to carry passengers effective from June 29, he added.

Shein also ordered the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation to supervise the resumption of marine transport.

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