Tanzania’s president has thanked a visiting Chinese minister for not wearing a mask, claiming it proves there’s no coronavirus in the country.
“I want to thank Minister Wang Yi, he knows in Tanzania we don’t have Corona that’s why he’s not wearing a mask. Thank you very much Mr Wang Yi… and to demonstrate I will shake his hand as we head to share a meal together,” President John Magufuli said.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi seemed to be the odd one out in his delegation, with the rest wearing masks
Mr Yi is on a five-nation tour to Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana, Tanzania and Seychelles.
The purpose of Mr Yi’s visit to Africa is said to be the forging of “a closer community with a shared future”.