Dorothy Gwajima

Tanzania has no intention of importing Covid-19 vaccines

Dorothy Gwajima, the Tanzanian Health Minister has said that the country has no plans to import Covid-19 vaccines at a time when there are fears that infections are rising.

Her comment comes a week after President John Magufuli warned health officials against acquiring coronavirus vaccin saying that they could harm the population.

“For now the government has no plans to receive the Covid vaccine being distributed in other countries,” Dr Gwajima said.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently urged Tanzania to prepare a coronavirus vaccination campaign.

Like the president, the minister urged Tanzanians to take precautions and to use traditional medicine, including steam inhalation, as a way of dealing with coronavirus.

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Dr Gwajima also warned media outlets not to report unofficial information on coronavirus or any disease.

Tanzania is one of the few countries in the world not to publish any data on coronavirus cases last doing so in May.

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