Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan during a press conference at State House, Dar es Salaam, on June 28, 2021. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN | NMG
Tanzania has recorded 100 cases of Covid-19 in the third wave, 70 patients of whom are in critical condition and on ventilators, Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan said Monday.
She spoke during a meeting with editors at the State House in Dar es salaam Monday evening.
This is the first time in more than a year that Tanzania is releasing Covid statistics. It last released Covid-19 data in April 2020 and the then President John Magufuli’s administration denied Covid existence in the country.
President Samia has adopted a completely different approach to dealing with the pandemic since ascending to power on March 19, following Magufuli’s death on March 17.