Will Magufuli’s COVID-free claim lead to deaths in Tanzania? | The Stream

About This Source - Al Jazeera English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster based in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.

Recent from Al Jazeera English:

  • France’s Macron marks bicentenary of Napoleon’s death
  • What is the ‘Great Game’ between Russia and the United States? | The Bottom Line
  • Scotland: SNP on course to win vote, but by how much matters
  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “ Will Magufuli’s COVID-free claim lead to deaths in Tanzania? | The Stream” – below is their description.

    In Tanzania, the deaths of government officials along with a sharp rise in pneumonia cases have fueled existing speculation that the country’s COVID-19 statistics are being kept under wraps.

    Tanzania’s health institutions have not reported a single case of coronavirus since last April. According to a Reuters news agency tally, death tolls across the African continent are rising as several countries suffer a second wave of coronavirus, but there are no immediate plans to vaccinate Tanzanians. Instead, President John Magufuli has encouraged citizens to pray and rely on traditional remedies for disease prevention.

    In this episode of The Stream, we’ll discuss what Tanzania’s alleged COVID denial could mean for its citizens and neighbouring countries’ efforts to stop the pandemic.

    Join the conversation

    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AJStream

    FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AJStream

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe

    #Aljazeeraenglish

    #News

    #AJStream

    Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Does Covid-19 Spur Diabetes?
  • WHO’s science in 5 on COVID-19 : Treatment and care at home
  • Moderna posts EPS beat, revenue miss for the first quarter
  • Putting our pandemic precautions to the test
  • WHO warns against ‘fatigue’ in Africa’s Covid-19 response
  • In This Story: Tanzania

    Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.

    2 Recent Items: Tanzania

  • Tanzania’s new leader Samia Suluhu Hassan: Paving the way towards more democracy? | DW News
  • Tanzania’s president ready to amend media laws – Eye on Africa
  • Leave a Comment