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Globally, COVID-19 pandemic has currently spread to more than 200 countries, including African countries. More than 6, 799, 713 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the globe with 397,388 deaths. In Tanzania COVID-19 pandemic is negatively affect the lives of millions of people, hence increase the financial burdens in the areas of agriculture sector, health, hospitality, tourism, education, and Banking sector among others. This paper achieved the following objectives: to investigate the political impact of COVID-19, to examine the economic impact of COVID-19, and to identify the Strategy Measures in Mitigating the COVID-19 virus in Tanzania. The data collected on this paper relied on secondary sources such as reports, newspapers, Magazines and among others. The data obtained was analyzed, and categorized by using thematic content analysis in line with the objectives of the study. The findings of this study revealed that Tanzania government handling COVID-19 Pandemic in such a way that the country comes first and above everything else. Trade and tourism are serious affected with more than 60 percent of Tanzanians are at risk of losing their job due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Lastly, government limits the number of passengers from public transports and also reduced schedule for domestic flights. Internationally, the government established COVID-19 screening at the point of entry and it’s compulsory to all passengers to quarantine for a period of 14 days within the government designated facilities. The above findings contribute a lot for future research on the challenges of COVID-19 on African political economy.
Keywords: COVID-19, Political, Economy, Disruption, Measures