Eswatini prime minister contracts COVID-19

Eswatini prime minister contracts COVID-19




Prime Minister of Eswatini Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini speaks during the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

The prime minister of the southern African kingdom of Eswatini has contracted coronavirus, as the country counts more than 6,000 diagnosed cases.

“I am asymptomatic and feeling well but in isolation,” Ambrose Dlamini said in a statement late Sunday.

The 52-year-old premier of Africa’s last absolute monarchy of 1.2 million, formerly known as Swaziland, will work from home until he is cleared of the virus.

“All my contacts for the past week are being tested and are expected to self isolate and follow the necessary health guidelines,” he said.

The tiny landlocked nation wedged between South Africa and Mozambique has reported 6,095 coronavirus cases and 119 deaths.





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