The prime minister of Eswatini, Africa’s last absolute monarchy,
has been taken to South Africa for treatment more than two weeks after he
contracted Covid-19, the government said Tuesday.
The country’s 52-year-old
premier, Ambrose Dlamini, announced on 16 November he had tested positive but he
felt well and was asymptomatic.
But on Tuesday, Deputy Prime
Minister Themba Masuku said Dlamini was “stable” and “responding
well to treatment”.
“To guide and fast-track
the recovery, a decision has been taken that he be transferred to a South
African hospital this afternoon,” Masuku announced in a statement.
Formerly known as Swaziland,
the kingdom has reported 6 419 coronavirus cases and 122 deaths among its
population of 1.2 million people.
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