Tanzania’s COVID-skeptic President John Magufuli dies at 61 : worldnewsMarch 18, 2021
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Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has died at the age of 61, the government announced on Wednesday.
As neighboring countries Kenya and Uganda were implementing lockdowns and curfews to curb the spread of COVID-19, President Magufuli shocked many by declaring that Tanzania would remain open for business.
After Zanzibar’s first Vice President Seif Sharif Hamad died from the virus in February, Magufuli and to a larger extent Tanzanians, began to acknowledge the severe risk of contracting the deadly pathogen.