Magufuli Changes Tune as He Asks Tanzanians to Wear Masks
Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli might have changed the tune on Corona Virus after he asked the citizens of Tanzania to wear locally made masks.
Speaking on Sunday, the President told the congregation that he was not against the wearing of masks but people should wear locally made masks.
“Tanzanians should take caution and use masks made in the country including those of the country’s medical board because there is doubt about the efficacy of masks from other countries,” Magufuli said.
The Defiant President told the people to pray to God so that he can get rid of the world of the pandemic.
“Let us continue putting our faith in God because other methods such as wearing masks, social distancing, and lockdowns are not effective. Countries implementing them are still recording deaths in thousands,” said Magufuli.
Magufuli compared the pandemic with the temptations which Jesus went through saying that it shall come to pass just like Jesus overcome the hard times.
The move by Magufuli comes barely a week after the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General said the Covid-19 situation in East Africa is alarming.
“I renew my call for Tanzania to start reporting Covid-19 cases and share data. I also call on Tanzania to implement the public health measures that we know work in breaking the chains of transmission, and to prepare for vaccination,” Tedros said on Sunday.