Tanzania’s national response to COVID-19 – An online public discussion; Thu, 28 May 2020 17:00 – 19:00 BST; Online Event

How successful are Tanzania’s COVID-19 measures?

About this Event

Tanzania has responded to the Coronavirus pandemic in some unusual ways – withholding data from the public, questioning the reliability of tests, and calling for God’s assistance. There are signs that the outbreak was spiralling in late April, since when there has been very little reliable information, though the government claims that the crisis has passed.

This discussion will cover the COVID-19 outbreak in Tanzania and the national response. What is known about the extent of the outbreak? How have the government and the public responded? What evidence is there that the outbreak is truly under control, as the government claims?

Confirmed speakers include:

Zitto Kabwe MP – opposition leader representing ACT Wazalendo

Fatma Karume – prominent lawyer and critic of the government’s response to COVID-19

Ben Taylor – analyst, blogger and editor of Tanzanian Affairs

Roland Ebole – Amnesty International Regional Researcher for Tanzania and Uganda based at the East Africa Regional Office, Nairobi

A representative of the Tanzanian High Commission in London has also been invited to speak.

The event will take place online, using Zoom. There will be a general discussion and a chance to ask questions.

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