KCS GAD Risk Map Brief: Tanzania

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There can be few countries for whom the phrase ‘new start’ is more applicable, than for Tanzania. As the Covid-19 pandemic ripped around the world in early 2020, her President, John Magufuli, adopted a position of deeply religious opposition: claiming that prayer could drive the virus away, mocking masks and medical intervention as unnecessary in the face of God, and asserting that Tanzania was completely free of coronavirus by July due to divine intercession.

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