In almost a repeat of the former South African president, Mbeki's HIV/AIDS denialism, Tanzania's president, John Magufuli. downplays the severity of the coronavirus.
In May 2020, he declared that through prayer, Tanzania had defeated the coronavirus.
Tanzania's refusal to provide COVID-19 data and procure vaccines could endanger its neighbouring nations.
The minister of health, Dorothy Gwajima, told citizens to use traditional ways to protect themselves