Zimbabwe minister ‘died of COVID-19’

By BBC On Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 13:54 | < 1 min read
Perence Shiri was Zimbabwe’s Minister for Agriculture. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Perence Shiri was Zimbabwe’s Minister for Agriculture. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
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    State-owned Herald newspaper quotes President Mnangagwa as saying that test results had shown the minister contracted coronavirus.

Zimbabwe’s Agriculture Minister Perence Shiri succumbed to Covid-19, President Emmerson Mnangagwa is reported to have told mourners on Thursday.

State-owned Herald newspaper quotes President Mnangagwa as saying that test results had shown the minister contracted coronavirus.

Mr Shiri will be buried on Friday in compliance with World Health Organization guidelines, the president said.

The 65-year-old minister died at a private hospital in the capital, Harare, on Wednesday.

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