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.
The government has reviewed its advisory on international travel in a move to accommodate additional measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 from other countries. An ... Read more »
The health ministry says the country is now left with 11 treatment centres in operation from the initial 84, citing a significant fall in the number of the novel coronavirus ... Read more »
President John Magufuli has thanked religious leaders for responding to his call for special national prayers against the novel coronavirus, saying God has responded accordingly. ... Read more »
President John Magufuli has an obligation to lead Tanzania in the fight against COVID-19. He should leave religion to the priests and prioritise saving lives, Deogratias Munishi of ... Read more »