The president while speaking during a church service in Dodoma, the country’s capital, declare the country COVID-19 free.
He said God has answered the prayers of the citizens and eliminated the disease in the country, while praising the clerics and worshippers for not using gloves and masks for protection from the disease.
“I want to thank Tanzanians of all faiths. We have been praying and fasting for God to save us from the pandemic that has afflicted our country and the world. But God has answered us,” Magufuli said.
“I believe and I’m certain that many Tanzanians believe, that the corona disease has been eliminated by God.”
The county stopped publishing COVID-19 fishures in April.
The last known figure of confirmed cases in Tanzania was 509 with 21 deaths.
This had fuelled suspicions that the government may be trying to cover up the true state of the disease in the country.