Covid-19 in Tanzania: Experts warn of the dangers of a third wave

The special Committee of scientists set up by Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan to assess the progress of Covid-19 in the country delivered its report on Monday 17 May.
Experts have warned that Tanzania could face a third wave if consistent action is not taken. The president promised a response on Tuesday.
“There is a need for the government to clearly inform the population about the circulation of Covid-19 in the country and take all necessary measures at all levels to prevent the third wave of this disease,” warns Professor Said Aboud of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and chairman of the special committee of scientists.
Tanzania last released statistics on the number of people infected with the coronavirus in April 2020, during the reign of the country’s former leader, the late John Magufuli, who always denied the existence of the coronavirus.
“The special committee also advises the government to use the relevant institutions to extend its health protocol and allow the use of vaccines to prevent Covid-19 and protect the population, as advocated by the World Health Organization, because our analyses have shown that the vaccines are safe and effective,” insisted Professor Said Aboud. This is scientifically proven. “

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