Nairobi, Kenya). After Tanzania 's President John Magufuli claimed to have defeated Kovid-19 through prayer for several months, the country has finally accepted a virus case. Magufuli on Sunday requested the people of the East African country to take precautionary measures and wear masks. He also warned about the goods manufactured abroad including Kovid-19 vaccines during the epidemic. The President's statement came days after the death of Zanzibar's Vice President. His party leader's corona virusWas confirmed to be infected with. The president's chief secretary also died recently, but the cause of death has not been revealed. On the occasion of the funeral of the Chief Secretary, Magufuli urged people to attend a three-day prayer to deal with unspecified respiratory illnesses. The statement was aired on Friday on the national broadcaster.
Tanzania has not given any information about the cases of Kovid-19 in the country since April last year and the President has been consistently claiming that it has been defeated. There are officially only 509 cases of Kovid-19 in Tanzania, but locals said that many people have complained of breathlessness and pneumonia patients have also increased in hospitals. World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom said in a statement on Saturday that Tanzania's acceptance of the virus problem would be good for its citizens, neighboring countries and the world. Tredos also requested Magufuli to take "stern action".