Malawi's local government minister dies after Covid-19 infection - Africa Feeds

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Malawi’s Local Government Minister Lingson Belekanyama has died after getting Covid-19, according to government officials.
Government officials have confirmed the death of Belekanyama who was diagnosed with Covid-19 two weeks ago.
Local news outlet Nation Online reported that “Min. of Information Gospel Kazako has confirmed the death of Belekanyama saying the country has lost a true patriot, hardworker, unifying factor & someone very focused.”
The minister was quoted as saying that “government will follow Covid-19 procedures in the burial of Belekanyama.”

BREAKING: Minister Local Government, Lingson Belekanyama, has succumbed to Covid-19 after two weeks of illness. Min. of Information Gospel Kazako has confirmed the death of Belekanyama saying the country has lost a true patriot, hardworker, unifying factor & someone very focused
— NationOnline (@NationOnlineMw) January 12, 2021

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Belekanyama is the highest public official and first Cabinet member to succumb to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Malawi has 9,027 confirmed cases of coronavirus including 235 deaths.
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Source: Africafeeds.com