Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has warned health officials against acquiring Covid-19 vaccines saying without giving evidence that they could harm the population.
According to the BBC, Magufuli argued that vaccinations are dangerous and that if the white man was able to come up with vaccinations- he should have found a vaccination for Aids,
cancer and TB by now.
President Magufuli urged Tanzanians to continue taking precautions- saying prayers and traditional medicine, including steam inhalation were the way to deal with coronavirus.
The president, a serious Catholic who last year declared the country free of Covid-19 did not comment on the Catholic Church’s concern about the recent spike in deaths in its urban
Over the weekend, Bishop Yuda Thadei Ruwaichi of Dar es Salaam said Covid was not finished and it is still in Tanzania.
Tanzania stopped publishing official data about coronavirus in
June last year.