Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli has called on Tanzanians to join Kenyans in praying for the country for the coronavirus pandemic to disappear.
The controversial Pombe insists prayers has helped in the eradication of the pandemic back at home.
Magufuli, who has over the recent past been criticized over Tanzania’s unconventional response to Covid-19, praised his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, for convening three days of national prayer as the country grapples with adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Please join our Kenyan friends to pray that God takes away the Covid-19 menace as he did here in Tanzania.”
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Magufuli had on June 8, declared Tanzania Coronavirus saying the success was due to prayers.
The country’s last Covid-19 update was on April 29. Then, there were at least 509 infections and 21 fatalities.
President Kenyatta had on Wednesday urged all Kenyans to pray for the country starting today, Friday, October 9, to Sunday, October 11 in their usual places of worship.
In a statement, State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena Mararo said the Head of State will on Saturday, October 10, 2020, convene an inter-faith national prayer service at State House, Nairobi which will start at 10am.
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“The inter-faith prayer service will be broadcast live to the entire country on all leading television, radio and digital media platforms,” she said.