Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has termed the Covid-19 pandemic as a “test from God” and called for three days of prayers and fasting to overcome it.
It is at the funerals of his chief Secretary, John Kijazi who died of an undisclosed illness while undergoing treatment, that the Tanzanian president made this comment.
Here are the comments of the President tweeted by the goverment’s spokesperson:
“It is possible this is another test but with God we will win. Let’s not scare each other because we will not overcome. It’s possible we have offended God or we’re being tested and I’m urging that we stand by God. I ask you Tanzanians if we have slipped let’s continue praying to God and fasting from today, tomorrow and the day after. Religious leaders continue encouraging prayers, we will win. God cannot forsake this nation.”
Let’s note that the government in Tanzania said it controlles the coronavirus and Tanzanians are encouraged to use herbs to fight against the virus.