Zimbabwe government minister passed away from COVID-19

Zimbabwe government minister passed away from COVID-19

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s farming minister Perrance Shiri passed away from the COVID-19 infection, ending up being the very first senior federal government official to catch the pandemic, President Emmerson Mnangagwa stated on Thursday.

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Shiri, a retired general who assisted plot a coup that ousted Robert Mugabe in 2017, passed away on Wednesday.

The late freedom war veteran was declared a nationwide hero and will be buried on Friday throughout a closed ceremony.

” Now that it is verified that Minister Shiri died of COVID-19, we will follow World Health Organisation policies on how the funeral service must continue,” Mnangagwa said throughout a funeral wake at Shiri’s house in Harare.

Zimbabwe has actually recorded 2,879 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 40 deaths.

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