Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan said today it was ‘not proper to ignore’ the coronavirus pandemic, in comments suggesting a shift from her Covid-sceptic predecessor who downplayed the disease. The AFP reports that in another sign of change, Hassan also ordered an easing of restrictions on media that had been banned before she took office last month. Hassan announced she would create an expert Covid taskforce to advise her government, saying they would canvass global opinion on the pandemic and make recommendations about ‘remedies’ and policies.