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Eswatini’s primary minister, who tested positive for COVID-19, dies

FILE Photo: Prime Minister of Eswatini Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini speaks all through the COP24 UN Local weather Transform Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Eswatini Key Minister Ambrose Dlamini, who tested favourable for COVID-19 4 months in the past, has died at age 52 just after remaining hospitalised in neighbouring South Africa, the small absolute monarchy’s govt stated late on Sunday.

“Their Majesties have commanded that I inform the Nation of the sad and untimely passing absent of His Excellency the Key Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini. His Excellency handed on this afternoon even though under medical treatment in a healthcare facility in South Africa”, Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku mentioned in a statement.

Dlamini was moved to South Africa on Dec.1, to “guide and quick observe his recovery,” from COVID-19. At that time, Masuku said Dlamini was steady and responding effectively to remedy.

Dlamini was appointed key minister in November 2018, subsequent his situation as the main govt officer of MTN Eswatini. He had labored in the banking business for extra than 18 a long time, together with getting handling director of Eswatini Nedbank Confined.

The southern African nation of around 1.2 million people has so significantly recorded 6,768 beneficial instances of the extremely infectious respiratory sickness, with 127 confirmed deaths, in accordance to the overall health ministry.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru, Nqobile Dludla in Johannesburg, and Lunga Masuku in Mbabane Editing by Daniel Wallis