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ESwatini’s prime minister Ambrose Dlamini, who tested positive for Covid-19 two weeks ago, has been transferred to a hospital in neighbouring South Africa for further treatment, the tiny absolute monarchy’s government said on Tuesday.
The country’s deputy prime minister, Themba Masuku, said in a statement Dlamini was moved to “guide and fast track his recovery”.
New Covid-19 infections in France stayed below 10,000 for the third day in a row on Tuesday, a sequence unseen since mid-September, and the number of people hospitalised resumed a downward trend.
The government has loosened its second national coronavirus lockdown, put in place on 30 October, by allowing all shops to reopen at the weekend.