Tanzania Announces New Covid-19 Measures After WHO Warning

The World Health Organization's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, had publicly put pressure on Tanzania to act more decisively in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. "I renew my call for Tanzania to start reporting COVID-19 cases and share data. I also call on Tanzania to implement the public health measures that we know work in breaking the chains of transmission, and to prepare for vaccination," Tedros said
Days later there were reports of the country implementing new measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Within the country, Tanzanian lawyers and Catholic bishops had also been pressing President John Pombe Magufuli to recognise the crisis, while taking their own preventative measures. But Magufuli, while recognising the virus is in the country, refused to impose a lockdown "because we know God is present all days".
These developments came after the First Vice President of Zanzibar, Seif Sharif Hamad, died, reportedly after he contracted Covid-19.

Graffiti in Tanzania raising awareness about Covid-19.


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