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Tanzanian president urges citizens to stop relaxing COVID-19 precautions

May 05, 2022

Dar es Salaam [Tanzania], May 5: Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan late Tuesday urged fellow citizens to stop relaxing taking COVID-19 precaution measures, saying the pandemic is still a threat to humankind.
"People should continue taking measures as new variants of the pandemic keep on being spotted in various parts of the world," said President Hassan while addressing a Muslim religious gathering in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam to mark Eid al-Fitr festival.
She made the appeal against a backdrop of what she described as a drop in reported cases of the pandemic.
She said since Tanzania launched COVID-19 vaccination campaign in July 2021, about 3,950,839 Tanzanians have been fully vaccinated, which is an equivalent of 13 percent of its vaccination target.
"The vaccination campaign has somehow slowed down," said the head of state.
President Hassan said the government will soon renew the vaccination campaign that will mobilize people to get the jabs en masse.
Tanzania intends to vaccinate at least 60 percent of its 60 million population.
Source: Xinhua