COVID-19: What’s next for Tanzania?

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Episode 34

Samia Suluhu Hassan has been sworn in as the president of Tanzania, after the death of President John Magufuli was announced on 17 March. While supporters praised his pursuit of development, Magufuli’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic was controversial.  Africa Science Focus reporter Michael Baruti is in Dar es Salaam, the country’s largest city, to find out what Tanzania’s COVID-19 future might look like. We hear from epidemiologist Angel Dillip about the need for statistics, while citizens Fatma, Diprah, Bamwe and Steve tell us what they want their government to do now.

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Africa Science Focus, with Selly Amutabi.

This programme was funded by the European Journalism Centre, through the European Development Journalism Grants programme, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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