Speculation is growing in Tanzania about the mystery whereabouts of the country’s coronavirus-denying president after he failed to appear in public for more than a week.

John Magufuli was last seen on 27 February at his secretary of state’s swearing-in ceremony at the State House government offices in Dar es Salaam.

Politicians in Tanzania and neighboring Kenya have suggested he may have fallen ill after his chief secretary John Kijazi died last month.

His disappearance is unusual as he is well known for his public addresses on state television several times a week.

Kenyan newspaper The Nation reported on Wednesday that Mr Magufuli had been flown to a hospital in Nairobi and was being treated by medics there.