The government of Eswatini says Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini has died, four weeks after he tested positive for coronavirus.
A government statement said Dlamini, 52, died on Sunday afternoon in hospital in south Africa.
With a population of about one million, the country has recorded 6,768 Coronavirus infections and 127 deaths linked to the pandemic, according to the health ministry.
Dlamini announced he had tested positive for Coronavirus on 16 November.
At the time, he said he was asymptomatic and was feeling well.
A few weeks later, on 1 December, the Eswatini government said Dlamini had been moved to a hospital in South Africa, with the aim of fast-tracking his recovery.
But on Sunday the government said Dlamini died “while under medical care in a hospital in South Africa”, without giving more details.
Dlamini was among a number world leaders to have contracted Covid-19 during the pandemic, including US President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
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