COVID-19: Tanzanian President calls for three-day prayers to overcome virus

President John Magufuli has said that no lockdown will take place and has asked Tanzanians to pray for three days, beginning on Friday.

‘’Today for the Muslims who have already begun, tomorrow the Seventh Day Adventists who pray on Saturdays and on Sunday for Christians,” he announced.

Talking to mourners on Friday in Dar es Salaam at the requiem mass for Chief Secretary Ambassador John Kijazi who departed on Wednesday, the president declared ‘’God has never forsaken this nation. We won last year and graduated to middle incomes status amid coronavirus, and projects implementation went on without imposing a lockdown and we will never impose lockdown’’

‘’Let’s pray and fast for three days I am sure we will win. May I ask religious leaders just as you have been doing, keep insisting in prayers. We will win. We won last year we will win this year and years to come.’’

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