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We Can’t Close Churches And Mosques Because Of COVID-19, It Can’t Survive In The Body Of Jesus — Tanzania’s President

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Tanzania’s President, John Magufuli has revealed why his government cannot close down churches and mosques in the East African country over coronavirus.

Speaking at a church service he attended, Magufuli stated that coronavirus is of the devil and cannot survive while in the “body of Christ”.

The President who has a PhD in chemistry from The University of Dar es Salaam (2009), added that churches and mosques are the only place where true healing can be found.

He said, “These Holy places are where God is. My fellow Tanzanians, let us not be afraid of going to praise Him.

“Corona cannot survive in the body of Christ, it will burn. That is exactly why I did not panic while taking the Holy communion.”

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S. Africa Records First Two COVID-19 Deaths, As Cases Surpass 1000

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Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa

South Africa has recorded its first two deaths from coronavirus, the health ministry announced on Friday.

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize confirmed the news in a statement, saying two people had died as a result of Covid-19.

“This morning, we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from Covid-19.

“These two deaths occurred in the Western Cape. One at a private hospital and the other at a public hospital,” Mkhize said in a statement.

“We will give more details later on,” he said.

The health ministry also announced that by Friday morning, the number of positive coronavirus infections around the country had surpassed 1,000.

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Coronavirus Cases In South Africa Rises To 900

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The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa on Thursday rose to 900, President Cyril Ramaphosa says as the country prepares to institute a lockdown.

“We now have more than 900 people who are infected and we fear that it might rise even much further than that.

Earlier, the country had reported 709 confirmed cases of the potentially deadly respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.

(dpa/NAN)

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BREAKING: Coronavirus Cases Hit 132 In Ghana

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The coronavirus cases in Ghana keeps escalating at a higher rate as cases of the pandemic jump from 68 to 132 a day after National fasting and prayers was observed in the West African country.

This was announced by the country’s Minister for Information on its official Twitter handle.

According to the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, some parts of the country might be under restrictions following the outbreak of coronavirus.

The Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service on their official Twitter account also announced the rise in the confirmed cases.

“54 cases including three (3) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems
78 confirmed cases among travelers under mandatory quarantine.
total confirmed cases 132.”

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