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WHO Director-General's statement on Tanzania and COVID-19

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  • WHO Director-General's statement on Tanzania and COVID-19

    20 February 2021

    We extend our condolences to our Tanzanian sisters and brothers on the recent passing of a senior Tanzanian leader as well as the government’s Chief Secretary.

    In late January, I joined Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Director for the African Region, in urging Tanzania to scale public health measures against COVID-19 and to prepare for vaccination. I also encouraged the sharing of data in light of reports of COVID-19 cases among travellers.

    Since then I have spoken with several authorities in Tanzania but WHO is yet to receive any information regarding what measures Tanzania is taking to respond to the pandemic.

    This situation remains very concerning. I renew my call for Tanzania to start reporting COVID-19 cases and share data.