The new Tanzanian president Samia Suluhu yesterday wore a mask for the first time in public when she visited Uganda for an official signing of the 400B pipeline deal with Museveni. This seemed to be a turnaround from the previous stand of the Tanzanian government led by Magufuli that Covid 19 did not exist among them.
Suluhu travelled back to Tanzania after signing the deal on Sunday evening. However, immediately President Suluhu landed on Tanzanian soil, she removed her mask and all her bodyguards and government officials who had gone with her had also put theirs out of sight.
Suluhu had put up a Covid 19 tax force to discuss the coronavirus and whether they should consider it as a threat to Tanzania or not. It is therefore not clear whether the president will deviate from Magufuli's stand on Covid, whereby he regarded the disease as a creation of western countries and banned the wearing of masks, or she will reinforce it.
Watch the video of her at the airport after landing from Uganda.
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