The president of Tanzania, John Magufuli has said that his country will not close places of worship because the novel coronavirus cannot survive in the body of Jesus.
Magufuli who has a PhD in chemistry from The University of Dar es Salaam (2009) described the virus as the “devil”. He said:
We are not closing places of worship. That’s where there is true healing. Corona is the devil and it cannot survive in the body of Jesus.
Scientists are however yet to tell the origins of the virus which emerged in China in December 2019. The virus has since been declared a pandemic has so far killed over 10 000 people globally and infected over 200 000 people.
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