Niger Labour minister ‘died from coronavirus’

By BBC On Tue, 5 May, 2020 10:15 | < 1 min read
The testing is part of an effort to understand how widespread the infection is on the continent. [PHOTO | FILE]

Niger’s Labour and Employment Minister Mohamed Ben Omar died from coronavirus, the state broadcaster announced on Monday.

His Social Democratic Party (PSD) had announced that the 55-year-old minister died on Sunday at hospital in the capital Niamey, but did not disclose the cause.

He had served as labour minister since 2017, the AFP news agency reports.

Niger has so far confirmed 755 coronavirus cases and 37 deaths.

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