The President of Tanzania, John Magufuli, has explained how fasting and prayer has helped to flush out COVID-19 from the country.
According to him, the faithfuls in the country have been praying to God to deliver them from the scourge since the outbreak.
He expressed that God has answered their prayers as the country is now COVID-19 free.
He commended the pastors for holding steadfast to their faith not relying on gloves and masks as protection from the disease.
He said,“I want to thank Tanzanians of all faiths. We have been praying and fasting for God to save us from the pandemic that has afflicted our country and the world. Now, God has answered us.
“I believe and I’m certain that many Tanzanians believe, that the corona disease has been eliminated by God.”
Since April, the government stopped publishing figures of COVID-19 infections in the country. This has fuelled suspicion over possible cover-up by the government on the COVID-19 status in the country.
In May, Magufuli expressed doubt over the testing kits imported into the country after samples conducted on them using both goat and pawpaw returned positive.