Tanzanian ambassador warns Kenyan media over Covid reports

Tanzanian ambassador warns Kenyan media over Covid reports

John Simbachawene, the Tanzanian ambassador to Kenya has warned Kenyan media against “misleading reporting” about how his country was dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

He also accused Kenyan media, which broadcast in the neighbouring country, of causing panic in Tanzania, saying they should be factual.

The envoy’s comments come after Kenyan media reported that the coronavirus situation in Tanzania was of great concern to East Africa.

Mr Simbachawene said surveillance at the Kenya-Tanzania border would continue and urged all citizens to follow health guidelines.

Tanzania has not been sharing data on the coronavirus situation in the country and until recently had been downplaying the pandemic.

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It was just after pressures from the boss of the World Health organization that Tanzanian leader John Magufuli finally admits the country has covid-19 cases and urged citizens of the country to take precautions and even wear face masks but only locally made ones.

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