Samia Suluhu Hassan started Tanzania’s Covid vaccination with first jab

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Tanzania’s new president launched a coronavirus vaccination drive on Wednesday. She did this to urge its people for vaccination, reversing the policies of its deeply Covid-sceptic late leader John Magufuli.

The East African nation had until recently been an outlier in the global fight to tackle the coronavirus – resisting measures such as wearing masks, curfews and lockdowns.

The mass vaccine rollout started with Hassan, 61, getting her jab after a ceremony broadcast live on television in the financial capital Dar es Salaam.

“There are people who resist vaccination but there are a lot of people waiting for the vaccines,” she said.

Data source: Africa news

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