Magufuli says some Tanzanians were infected with ‘strange’ coronavirus after going for COVID vaccine
President John Pombe Magufuli says he is aware that some Tanzanians left the country to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, only for them to return home infected with a “strange” coronavirus.
President Magufuli claims that vaccines are dangerous and that some of them are neither important nor necessary for Tanzanians, warning the country’s health officials to be cautious while making a decision to accept any vaccinations.
“Mtatishwa sana ndugu zangu watanzania. Lakini simameni imara. Ninajua wapo baadhi ya watanzania wameondoka nje ya nchi na kukimbilia maeneo mengine nakwenda kuchanjwa na walipochanjwa huko wametuletea corona ambayo ni ya ajabu sana,” said Magufuli.
He did not, however, reveal where the said Tanzanians went to get the alleged vaccination.
Magufuli, who was speaking during the launch of a public forest in Chato, Geita Region, questioned why foreign nations had not found vaccinations for AIDS, Malaria or Cancer if indeed they had good intentions with the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Chanjo hazifai. Kama wazungu wangekua nauwezo wakuleta chanjo, hata chanjo ya ukimwi ingekua imeshaletwa. Hata chanjo ya kifua kikuu, malaria ama cancer, ingekua ishapatikana,” he added.
The Tanzanian President cited the example of a country, which he did not name, stating that girls were vaccinated for what was claimed to be cervical cancer only to end up being infertile.
He urged Tanzanians to put their trust in God further boasting that the country has been COVID-free due to protection from God.
“Tuendelee kumuomba Mungu wetu huku tukichukua tahadhari za kiafya kadri tunavyo ambiwa na wataalamu wetu. Tumeweza kukaa zaidi ya mwaka mzima bila corona. Hata hapa hakuna aliyevaa barakoa. Mungu wetu yuko mblee ya shetani,” he added.
— Swahili Times (@swahilitimes) January 27, 2021