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Tanzania Summons US Official Over COVID-19 Warning.

By Sarah Mazirwe – Kampala, Uganda, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. 

John Pombe Magufuli – President of Tanzania.

Tanzania said it has summoned a top official at the US embassy to talk about an advisory that warned of the exponential growth of COVID-19 in the country.

At the beginning of May, the US Embassy health advisory in Tanzania published that the information about COVID-9 produced was inaccurate.

Health advisory also reported that many hospitals especially in Dar El Salam have been overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases.

Since, April 29, 2020, Tanzania stopped updating Coronavirus cases which stood at 480 with 16 death cases.

“This claim is not true and could cause panic among Tanzanians and foreigners,” read the statement from Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Tanzania’s president, John Pombe Magufuli stopped updating when he claimed a paw and a goat tested positive for the virus.

Tanzania is one of the few countries that didn’t heed to preventive measures against COVID-19.

The country didn’t issue tough measures of lockdown like the neighbouring countries of Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda did.

Last week, the government announced that universities and sports events would resume in June and that the restrictions on flights were lifted.

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