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Fourteen days of national mourning have been declared in Tanzania to mark the death of President John Magufuli, who died on  March 17.

Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan said Magufuli, 61, had died from complications related to a heart condition and had been receiving treatment at Mezena Hospital in Dar es Salaam since March 6.

Commemorative events and associated road closures are also possible nationwide during the mourning period, especially in Dodoma, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, and Mwanza. Unofficial events and gatherings are also possible. A heightened security force presence is likely near official events. Certain businesses and government offices could close for all or part of the mourning period. Public transport disruptions are possible through March 19, as are disruptions to government services.