Cardiologist lauds govt’s move to curb Covid-19, without lockdown

01Jul 2020
Michael Sikapundwa
The Guardian
Cardiologist lauds govt’s move to curb Covid-19, without lockdown

A Morogoro-based cardiologist, Prof Harun Nyagori has commended the government’s efforts to contain Covid-19, without lockdown.

Prof Nyagori who works with Afya Medicare Specialized Clinic (AMSC) said: “The decision made by President John Magufuli to contain the virus is recommendable as it hasn’t affected much the country’s economy. As health practitioner I support the move.” 

The specialist said that the government’s decision against lockdown has created harmony situation in Tanzania, since people continue with their daily economic activities, something which healthier for the country’s socio-economic development. 

He said that the government’s stand on the pandemic has made people to understand the virus and how to live with it by taking proper precautions—social distancing, avoiding gatherings, wearing face masks, regular hand-washing and Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

According to him, World Health Organization (WHO) should reward President Magufuli as among of few African leaders who struggled to contain the virus by using natural remedies.

ON May 5, WHO warned against the use of traditional herbs in the treatment of COVID-19 as African governments struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

“As efforts are underway to find treatment for COVID-19, caution must be taken against misinformation, especially on social media, about the effectiveness of certain remedies,” WHO said in a statement.

The warning came after Madagascar introduced its own medicine for the treatment of the coronavirus and delivered the potions to Guinea Conakry, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. Tanzania had yet to place its order.