17 May 2020

Tanzania’s President dubbed Africa’s Trump claims non-human samples tested positive for coronavirus

Reporter

Tanzania’s President is often described as Africa’s Trump – not least because of his bizarre pronouncements on coronavirus.

Tanzania’s President is often described as Africa’s Trump – not least because of his bizarre pronouncements on coronavirus.

President John Magufuli says he secretly sent a range of non human samples to be tested for the virus – claiming a quail, a goat and a pawpaw came back positive.

His opponents say this is just the latest move by a leader who’s been trying to play down the seriousness of the virus.