President Samia Suluhu Hassan has announced that Tanzania will spend $470 million buying vaccines and supporting economic sectors affected by the coronavirus.
Half of the cash, the President says will be spent on vaccines, protective gear and other medical equipment, with the rest going to stimulate sectors that are reeling from the crisis.
The government is working with healthcare partners to develop a plan to distribute vaccines, so any Tanzanian who wants to be inoculated will be able to do so, she said.
Speaking during her maiden press conference at State House in Dar es Salaam on Monday, President Hassan said Tanzania has recorded 100 new Covid-19 cases and about 70 of them are on ventilators.
This will be the first time in more than a year that Tanzania has revealed data of COVID-19 cases since the third wave of the viral disease broke out across the globe.
Late President John Magufuli was at some point denied the existence of Covid-19 in the country and stopped releasing coronavirus figures in May last year.