Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is healthy and working regularly, one of his ambassadors has told a telecaster in Namibia, countering reports he had been traveled to medical clinic in Kenya and afterward India in a basic condition with COVID-19.
Magufuli, 61, who is Africa’s most conspicuous Covid cynic, has not been found in broad daylight since Feb. 27.
Tanzanian resistance pioneer Tundu Lissu has refered to clinical and security hotspots for data that the president was traveled to the private Nairobi Hospital in adjoining Kenya and afterward on to India in a trance like state.
Yet, the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation cited Tanzania’s envoy in Windhoek, Modestus Kipilimba, as saying Magufuli was healthy and stayed in Tanzania.
“High Commissioner Kipilimba dismissed the reports, saying Magufuli is in Tanzania going about his normal duties,” NBC said, in what would be the first public comments from a Tanzanian official about Magufuli’s situation since questions were raised.
The Daily Nation paper refered to unidentified political and conciliatory sources recently saying that an African chief, which it didn’t name, was being treated for COVID-19 on a ventilator at Nairobi Hospital.
In power since 2015 and nicknamed “The Bulldozer”, Magufuli has made light of the danger from COVID-19, saying God and cures, for example, steam inward breath would secure Tanzanians.
He has taunted Covid tests, upbraided immunizations as a component of a Western trick to take Africa’s riches, and restricted cover wearing and social removing.
Tanzania quit detailing Covid information in May a year ago when it said it had 509 cases and 21 passings, as per the World Health Organization (WHO), which has asked Magufuli’s administration to be more straightforward and to carry out COVID-19 checks.
Magufuli, a previous science teacher from the town of Chato in northwest Tanzania, was first chosen president in 2015.
He has confronted allegations from Western nations and resistance groups of the disintegrating the majority rules system, which he denies.