President of Tanzania, John Magufuli has declared that Tanzania is now covid-19 free. According to a statement he made, Magufuli shared that the country’s love for God helped them defeat the virus.
“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, he said
This comes after WHO queried the governments mode of handling the virus as they do not give out data on the number of covid-19 cases in the country.
As at April 29 when the last official data was released, 509 cases and 21 deaths had been recorded in Tanzania.
BBC reported that Mr Magufuli had said last week that only four patients were receiving treatment in the largest city, Dar es Salaam. He also dismissed a US embassy warning that hospitals in Dar es Salaam were “overwhelmed” and that the chances of contracting the virus was “extremely high”.