Religious Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli finally acknowledges the dawn of the coronavirus pandemic. Magufuli admits that the virus has had a toll on its people over the past recent days. This after months of disregarding the presence of the virus in his country. He strongly urged his people to refrain from acknowledging the virus in his country. In fact, Tanzanians were banned from using face masks and practicing social distancing to counter the virus’s spread. The president sought prayers as a means and declared his country coronavirus-free. In case of respiratory problems, Tanzanians were to sought help from the available doctors. However, the recent events of deaths of prominent leaders have provoked Magufuli.
Before putting a halt on the coronavirus updates in his country, Positive cases had reached 509. His announcement to the Covid-19 infections comes days after the death of a prominent political leader in neighboring Zanzibar. The Zanzibar vice president`s political party affirm that he had the COVID-19 virus. Also, the president’s chief secretary is dead, though the cause of his death remains undisclosed.
It is during the Chief Secretary`s burial ceremony that Magufuli admits the dangers of the coronavirus. In the Friday statement made on a national broadcast, Magufuli confirms that an unspecified respiratory disease is disturbing the nation. A three-day prayer fasting to address the issue is thus called for.
Tanzania coronavirus breakout
Thousands of Tanzania citizens have expressed the rate of increased illness in the country. Hospitals in the Tanzania nation have a high record of Pneumonia illness. Majorly cases of breathing problems. Monday morning, the governor at the Central Bank of Tanzania has been pronounced dead. The cause of death of the 71-year old is yet to be known.
Tanzanians have taken it to social media to express their concerns on the possible Covid-19 in the country. They consistently urge the government to give attention to the possible coronavirus in the country.
The World Health Organization director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, gave remarks on the Tanzania situation. He urges the Tanzania government to accept the presence of the Virus in the country. This is due to various neighboring countries admitting that some of the Tanzanians traveling have tested positive.
The United States and the Local Catholic Church join the World Health Organization on Tanzania’s situation. As much as Magufuli urges the East African countries to use face masks and social distancing, the same should apply to Tanzania.