Crypto-loving anti-vax group seeks like-minded talent to live in African ‘paradise’

A group of people who claim they refuse to get any COVID-19 vaccine — at a time when the number of cases around the world is at an all-time high — are reportedly looking for cryptocurrency experts in Africa to join them, according to reports.

According to Vice’s report Friday, the anti-vaxxers group is put up A “community” on the southeastern coast of Africa and plans to hire a personal chef, TV presenter and crypto expert. The company behind the group, Liberty Places, is a self-proclaimed real estate company headquartered in the Zanzibar Islands.It had previously posted on social media about its plan Using “the latest technology from blockchain to solar” criticize Use masks in the fight against the epidemic.

Vice reported that the group had praised Zanzibar for not enforcing “mask mandates, social distancing measures or lockdowns, nor mandatory vaccinations,” saying the island “has not interfered with the bureaucracy.”This comment was added in the 7-day average case With the number of COVID-19 surpassing 3 million, many public health officials and lawmakers continue to call for social distancing, mask wearing, and, where possible, vaccinations and booster immunizations.

Many countries around the world remain closed to short-term visitors, while others do not require proof of vaccinations, hotel isolation and a negative COVID-19 test at the same time. Tanzania is a standout country for tourists from the United States, which only allows tourists to enter if they test negative — with no mandatory quarantine or vaccination requirements. Data on the number of new cases in the country is inconsistent, but Zanzibar’s limited size makes it unlikely to host millions of anti-vaccine people, so locals worried about the virus can still practice social distancing.

related: Zanzibar, Tanzania is reportedly exploring ways to adopt cryptocurrencies

Tanzania’s central bank banned the use of cryptocurrencies in November 2019, but has reportedly explored overturning its decision following comments made by President Samia Suluhu Hassan in June urge the central bank Preparing for Bitcoin (bitcoin) and digital assets.According to reports, the country also Plan to introduce digital shillings This comes after neighboring countries announced moves to explore CBDCs.

Cointelegraph reached out to Liberty Places but did not hear back at the time of publication.