WHO Warns Tanzania On Covid-19 Neglections.
Covid-19 Hits Tanzania.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on Tanzania to take “robust action” to combat Covid-19 in the country. Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a statement on Sunday, said a number of Tanzanians traveling to neighboring countries and beyond have tested positive for the coronavirus.
“This underscores the need for Tanzania to take robust action, both to safeguard their own people and protect the population beyond,” said Tedros. Tanzania last reported Covid-19 case figures in April 2020, when it announced 509 infections
The government last week announced a new set of measures to contain a further spread of the deadly virus amid claims of a worrying rise in deaths electrically to the pandemic Contrary to a widely held government position that there is no Covid-19 in Tanzania, the government announced eight specific measures to stop its spread.
The Health ministry asked Tanzanians to observe hygiene measures as advised by health experts. These include frequent handwashing with soap and running water, using sanitisers in the absence of clean water and soap, engaging in physical exercises, and protecting the elderly, overweight people and those with chronic diseases.
“We must continue taking precautions by abiding by healthy living requirements so as to prevent hazards that may weaken our bodies ’immune systems….,” Reads the Health ministry ’s statement as signed by the head of government communications unit.
President John Magufuli also told worshipers at the Roman Catholics ’Saint Peter ’s Cathedral in Dar es Salaam that Tanzanians should continue taking precautions against the virus as instructed by health experts.
The head of State said the government hasn’t prohibited the use of face masks but advised the use of those locally made, including those from the Medical Store “President
Magufuli has insisted on the use of traditional methods in containing respiratory diseases, including applying steam therapy and avoiding fear which has more impacts,” reads part of the statement.
“We have all reasons to take precautions and pray to God that the pandemic does not overwhelm our country,” he said in a letter that added weight to earlier warnings by other Tanzanian Catholic clerics