Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan gets Covid jab in policy reverse
Addis Ababa, July 28, 2021 (FBC) – People in Tanzania are being actively encouraged to get Covid-19 vaccinations in a dramatic change of policy for one of Africa’s most populous countries.
A vaccination drive gets under way after Tanzania rejects its former president’s Covid 19 skepticism.
At the front of the campaign is the new President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, who just got her jab. The man she replaced, John Magufuli, played down the virus, calling for prayer instead of vaccines and masks.
After he died in March of heart complications, Ms Samia set up a task force on coronavirus.
Officially, the country of 58 million people has recorded 29 deaths with coronavirus and 858 cases but there are fears the true numbers are greater.