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God has 'removed' coronavirus, Tanzania's president claims

Nueces County has recorded its seventh COVID-19 fatality.
Nueces County has recorded its seventh COVID-19 fatality.
Posted at 10:20 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 11:22:33-04

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s president is again claiming the country is free of the coronavirus because of the power of prayer _ six weeks after his government stopped publicly updating virus data. President John Magufuli at a church service on Sunday also praised the congregation for not wearing face masks. He has warned that masks not approved by the government could be infected with the virus. Tanzania’s number of COVID-19 cases has been stuck at 509 for six weeks as health officials, opposition figures and some neighboring countries worry that cases in the East African nation continue to climb.