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Tanzania’s President John Magufuli, who is known to doubt the existence of the novel coronavirus is alleged to be in a state of comatose in India, hit by Covid-19, main opposition leader, Tundu Lissu has disclosed.
Magufuli has not made any formal outing for nearly two weeks and Lissu said he is now in India receiving medical treatment after been infected by covid19.
Lissu, who lost last year’s election to Magufuli, cited medical and security sources in Kenya for his information.
He said Magufuli had been transferred from a hospital in Kenya to India and is in a critical condition, Although, he did not provide evidence to back up his claims.
Spokesmen for the Tanzanian government have been silent during days of speculation over the 61-year-old Magufuli’s whereabouts and health.
Lissu told Reuters that Magufuli was flown to Kenya’s Nairobi Hospital at the start of this week and then on to an unknown destination in India.
“He’s comatose since yesterday morning,” he told Reuters, without elaborating.
Magufuli has played down the threat from Covid-19, saying God and remedies such as steam inhalation would protect Tanzanians.
He has mocked coronavirus tests, denounced vaccines as part of a Western conspiracy to take Africa’s wealth, and opposed mask-wearing and social distancing.
Kenya’s Nation newspaper cited unidentified political and diplomatic sources on Wednesday saying that an African leader, which it did not name, was being treated for Covid-19 on a ventilator at Nairobi Hospital.
Hospital representatives told Reuters they had no information to disclose.