News & Analysis: Tanzania

US issues fresh travel advisory against Tanzania, urges citizens not to visit country

“‘Do not travel to Tanzania due to COVID-19. For the duration of the pandemic, Tanzania has not implemented stay at home orders, nor limited transportation options or business operations,’ the embassy said.”

via Tuko

Death robs Tanzania of 10 prominent persons in February

“Prof Benno Ndulu, a former central bank governor, and Zanzibar politician and First Vice President Seif Hamad are among prominent Tanzanians who have died in February 2021. “

via The East African

Magufuli urges Tanzanians to wear face mask as COVID-19 bites hard

“The head of state acknowledged the existence of the disease urging members of the public to take the virus-preventive measures including wearing facemasks.”

via Tuko

WHO orders Tanzania to start reporting COVID-19 cases daily

“Since April 29, 2020, when the country announced that it had recorded 509 cases, with 21 deaths and 183 recoveries, the nation has not divulged more data concerning its COVID-19 situation.”

via Tuko

Tanzania’s Magufuli calls for three-day prayers, no lockdown

“Let’s pray and fast for three days I am sure we will win. May I ask religious leaders just as you have been doing, keep insisting in prayers. We will win. We won last year we will win this year and years to come.”

via The East African

Tanzania looks to divine providence as government shuns COVID-19 vaccines

“Dorothy Gwajima, Tanzania’s health minister, held a Covid-19 press briefing this month that looked more like a cooking show. Brandishing a blender as an aide added ginger, onions, lemon and pepper to the concoction, she explained that the vegetable smoothie would ward off coronavirus.”

via Financial Times

What Tanzania’s COVID-19 vaccine reluctance means for its citizens and the world

“Tanzania’s health minister said earlier this month that the country has no plans to procure COVID-19 vaccines.”

via The Conversation

COVID-19: What happens if some countries don’t vaccinate?

“In countries where no significant proportion of the population is vaccinated, there is a huge risk of sustained community spread of COVID-19 over a prolonged period.”

via The Conversation

Tanzania’s virus surge dents claims of prayer ‘cure’

“‘COVID-19 is killing people and we see a lot of cases but we cannot talk about the disease,’ said a doctor in a public hospital in Tanzania’s biggest city Dar es Salaam, who like many asked not to be named for fear of reprisals.”

via Vanguard

It’s time for Africa to rein in Tanzania’s anti-vaxxer president

“According to President John Magufuli, who ordered officials to stop reporting COVID-19cases last May, when there were 509 infections and 21 deaths, Tanzania is COVID-19-free; an alleged status the country shares with North Korea and Turkmenistan. In a bizarre scene last month, Magufuli praised China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, for not wearing a face mask during a visit to the country, as though this were a good thing.”

via The Guardian (Nigeria)