Dar es Salaam — The government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 summoned the acting US Ambassador Dr Inmi Patterson for clarification over issues that the mission has in the recent past posted on its website and social media platforms.
In a statement issued by the ministry, the Ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Affairs office in Dar es Salaam, where she met the Permanent Secretary Colonel Wilbert Ibuge.
Top on the agenda was the different Travel advisories which the Mission has issued on its website this month, pertaining to the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic by the Tanzania government.
"On Wednesday May 13, 2020 and Monday, May 25, 2020 on the Embassy's Twitter page, which all seemed to be intended to alert US citizens in Tanzania and those who intend to visit the country that Dar es Salaam is not safe due to the presence of a large number of Covid-19 patients," reads part of the statement.
In June 2019, the head of mission was summoned by the Tanzania government after the US issued a terror attack alert.