NAIROBI/WINDHOEK (Reuters) – Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is in good health and working normally, one of his diplomats told a broadcaster in Namibia, countering reports that he had been flown to Kenya and then India in a critical condition with COVID-19.
Magufuli, 61, is Africa’s most prominent coronavirus sceptic. He has not been seen in public since Feb. 27.
Tanzanian opposition leader Tundu Lissu has cited medical and security sources saying the president was flown to the private Nairobi Hospital in neighbouring Kenya and then on to India in a coma.
But Tanzania’s ambassador in Windhoek, Modestus Kipilimba, told the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation that was untrue.