The number of tourists visiting The Serengeti national park has dropped from 6,000 to 24 tourists per day following the outbreak of coronavirus late December 2019.
Most of the tourists from all parts of the world have cancelled their scheduled trips, following the banning of all international flights.
Speaking at the Mara Region’s primary health committee on how to tackle the disease outbreak, the head of the Serengeti National Park, Massana Mwishawa said the outbreak has had a diverse effect on the economy.
Most of the employees’ from different hotels have gone home due to the closure of the hotels that lacked tourists who come to the game reserves.
“Hotels such as Melia, Four Seasons and others have temporarily sent their workers home because of lack of visitors following the fear of the new disastrous disease,” said Mr Mwishawa.
However, currently whoever comes into the park has to be tested before entering, as a measure to prevent the spread of the disease.