22 February (AP) Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has finally accepted a virus case in the country after claiming to have defeated Kovid-19 through prayer for several months.
Magufuli on Sunday requested the people of the East African country to take precautionary measures and wear masks. He also warned about the goods manufactured abroad including Kovid-19 vaccines during the epidemic.
The President’s statement came days after the death of Zanzibar’s Vice President. His party confirmed the leader was infected with the corona virus. The president’s chief secretary also died recently, but the cause of death has not been revealed.
On the occasion of the funeral of the Chief Secretary, Magufuli urged people to attend a three-day prayer to deal with unspecified “respiratory” illnesses. The statement was broadcast on the national broadcaster on Friday. Tanzania has since April last year He has not given any information about the cases of Kovid-19 in the country and the President has been continuously claiming that it has been defeated.
There are officially only 509 cases of Kovid-19 in Tanzania, but locals said that many people have complained of breathlessness and pneumonia patients have also increased in hospitals.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom said in a statement on Saturday that Tanzania’s acceptance of the virus problem would be good for its citizens, neighboring countries and the world.