President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania has rubbished the possibility of locking down Dar-es-Salaam over the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Magufuli admitted to have received suggestions of locking down the capital city saying it was impossoble.
He continued by saying that Dar-es-Salaam brings in a whooping 80% of revenues for the country.
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The President was speaking ahead of his meeting with the heads of defense and security on Wednesday where they talked at length on the pandemic.
He urged people Tanzanians to spread positive messages at this time.
In his speech, the President noted how many are recovering from the virus even though they are yet to be discharged.
He applauded the World Bank in extending loans to them but instead called on waivers on already existing loans.
Magufuli noted how the country is spending billions to service previous loans and that waivers could see the economy grow exponentially.
He urged other African countries to join in to request waivers from the World Bank.