After 'Free of Covid-19' Statement, Tanzania Govt Ups Paperwork

Two months ago, in June, President John Magufuli said that the novel coronavirus pandemic was officially over for Tanzanians. The last official Covid-19 update was in May, when 29 active cases were recorded, and the country had recorded 509 cases and 21 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The health ministry then closed some Covid-19 centres, leaving only 11 treatment centres in operation from 84, citing a significant fall in the number of the infections. Then the government banned a TV station for "misleading" reporting about the novel coronavirus, also objecting to health alerts from the U.S. embassy.

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