Reports have revealed that Tanzanian president, John Pombe magufuli has been hospitalized at Nairobi Hospital as he undergoes Covid-19 treatment.
This has stunned most of the people because Magufuli had earlier rejected the existence of Covid-19. He even discouraged people from his country from putting on masks and receiving Covid-19 vaccines.
People were shocked when it was announced that Magufuli had developed breathing difficulties forcing him to be rushed to the hospital for treatment. Magufuli who is in a critical condition now had disappeared from the public for couple of weeks and he also failed to attend two consecutive Sunday services which raised concerns to the Tanzanian people.
Tundu Lissu raised concerns that the citizens should have been informed of the president’s critical condition. Because he is their leader and they should know about him every time. “The President’s well-being is a matter of grave public concern. We’re informed when Kikwete had prostate surgery. We’re told when Mkapa went for hip replacement. We’re not kept in the dark when Mwalimu fought leukemia. What’s it with Magufuli that we don’t deserve to know?”,@TunduLissu posted on twitter.
Several social media platforms have revealed that the VVIP wing at Nairobi Hospital has a heavy security which automatically points out the presence of a very prominent patient.
The reports that Magufuli is battling Covid-19 have caused a lot of reactions to the citizens for he had been making jokes of Covid-19 and he even declared Tanzania as a Covid-19 free country.
Of late, many deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in the country as the ministry of health in Tanzania encourage people to use traditional methods to cub the spread of the virus.
The Nairobi Hospital has assured everyone to work day and night to help the President win the battle and get back on his feet once more.
Fear continues raising to citizens for the virus has already taken the lives of his ministers, Zanzibar’s first Vice president Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad was the chairman of ACT Wazalendo.