Several African expatriates were left homeless after being evicted by hotels and landlords as China
put strong control on overseas travellers to contain the second-wave of the pathogen that originated in its own courtyard before spreading and spraying out to the whole world.
This led to tension between China and Africa, reported CNN earlier this month.
The incident dent into China-Africa
business relations, which had been built over the decades with China's trade with the continent clocking $208 billion in 2019, according to official figures from China's General Administration of Customs.
Beijing has investments in some infrastructure projects in Africa
but US officials have warned of the 'Chinese debt-trap diplomacy' wherein countries are forced to hand over key assets to service loans which they can't repay.
Media reports suggested that Tanzania also joined the growing ranks of African nations, which have put Chinese investments under the scanner.
There are reports, which could not be independently verified, that Tanzanian President John Magufuli has cancelled the $10 billion Chinese loan agreement signed by his predecessor Jakaya Kikwete.
The Chinese investors had signed the loan agreement with the erstwhile President for the construction of a port at Mbegani creek in Bagamoyo.