Tanzania’s president has declared the East African country “COVID-19 free,” according to local media.
John Magufuli credited the success over the worldwide pandemic to prayers and fasting that the people of Tanzania held.
“It gives me joy to be the leader of a country that puts God first, God loves Tanzania.”
“The works of the devil will always be defeated in Tanzania because Tanzanians love God and that is why even the corona has been defeated by God,” Magufuli told to a Catholic congregation in Dodoma.
Tanzanians on social media have praised their president for “defeating COVID-19,” saying that this will boost the economy, leading to more jobs and business opportunities for the сшешяуты of Tanzania.
But the WHO has said that Tanzania delayed releasing any data on COVID-19 cases.
Currently Tanzania has 509 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 21 deaths, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The US Embassy in Tanzania has cautioned that the risk of getting coronavirus in Dar es Salaam, is extremely high because of no released COVID-19 data in several weeks.
Kenya has previously closed its borders with Tanzania and Somalia due to rising imported COVID-19 cases.