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COVID-19 kills two Malawi cabinet ministers

COVID-19 kills two Malawi cabinet ministers

FRANK PHIRI TWO senior Malawian cabinet ministers and two other senior political figures died on the same day from COVID-19, the government said. The deaths followed a cabinet meeting and other gatherings attended by politicians over the Christmas period, but officials did not say where the victims were infected. Transport Minister Sidik Mia Local Government Minister Lingson Berekanyama and Transport Minister Sidik Mia both succumbed to the disease in the early hours of Tuesday, the government spokesman said. They were senior members of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), the main partner in an alliance that unseated ex-leader Peter Mutharika in…
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