Tanzania’s president, John Pombe Magufuli, has been adamant on imposing measures to contain the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Tanzanian citizens have not been on lockdown, there has been no cessation of movement and no curfew. Life has been normal for them amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The US Embassy reported that hospitals in the country are overwhelmed but president Magufuli maintains that there has been a sharp decline in the number of Coronavirus patients.
The country does not also give official data of the infected people and WHO has raised concerns on how the government is handling the situation.
According to Magufuli, one hospital which was treating 198 COVID-19 patients has only 12 patients left so far and the trend is the same in other hospitals.
He noted that if the trend continues then he will open schools so that students can continue with their studies.
The president also said tourists travelling to the country will not be put under quarantine, as long as their body temperature is okay then they can proceed with their touristic activities freely.
As the world struggles to put strict measures into place to contain the pandemic, Tanzania seems to have adopted a carefree attitude.