Hassan took the oath on the statehouse in the town of Dar es Salaam in a televised ceremony on state TV. Few in the complete room have been carrying face coverings.

In an tackle shortly after she was sworn in, Hassan mentioned Magufuli’s physique can be moved to a number of places across the nation over the subsequent few days for personal and public farewell occasions.

He will then be laid to relaxation in his hometown, Chato, on March 25, she mentioned.

Hassan introduced the loss of life of Magufuli, age 61, in a televised tackle Wednesday in which she mentioned he “died of a heart ailment that he has battled for over 10 years.”

The announcement ended days of hypothesis about his well being, together with rumors that he was affected by Covid-19. Magufuli had not been seen since February 27.

Described as a soft-spoken consensus-builder, Hassan can even be the nation’s first president born in Zanzibar, the archipelago that types a part of the union of the Republic of Tanzania, Reuters studies.

Her management type is seen as a possible distinction from Magufuli, a brash populist who earned the nickname “Bulldozer” for muscling by way of insurance policies and who drew criticism for his intolerance of dissent, which his authorities denied.

She will probably be confronted with the duty of therapeutic a rustic that was polarized through the Magufuli years, analysts informed Reuters, and constructing her personal political base to manipulate successfully.

Hassan should additionally resolve whether or not to obtain Covid-19 vaccines for the nation of 58 million folks. Under Magufuli, the federal government mentioned it could not procure any vaccines till the nation’s personal consultants had reviewed them.

People read newspapers announcing the death of President John Magufuli in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on March 18, 2021.People read newspapers announcing the death of President John Magufuli in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on March 18, 2021.
Early on in the pandemic, Magufuli dismissed the seriousness of Covid-19 in Tanzania, urging his residents to “pray coronavirus away,” believing the “satanic virus can’t live in the body of Jesus Christ,” and blaming the rising variety of constructive instances on defective take a look at kits.

In June, he claimed his nation had eradicated coronavirus “by the grace of God,” questioned the security of international Covid-19 vaccines and as a substitute pushed for using natural medication and steam therapies.

Tanzania hasn’t reported Covid-19 figures for near a 12 months, prompting the World Health Organization to name for its authorities to publish information on the coronavirus and step up public well being measures.
Last month, the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam warned that Covid-19 cases had been surging since January.

Journalist Ebby Shaban reported from Dar es Salaam and Bethlehem Feleke wrote from Nairobi.