Tanzanian Doctors Sound Alarm Over Hidden Coronavirus Cases

The Tanzanian government's tepid response to COVID-19 and seeming lack of transparency over coronavirus cases is fuelling concern that it is covering up the true extent of the pandemic, according to doctors and health experts in the East African country, write Saskia Houttuin and Joost Bastmeijer of the New Humanitarian. "There is no information," said one specialist, a health adviser to the government in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. "This leads to a tremendous amount of rumours and fears among the population - it's disastrous for this epidemic."

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