PM of Taiwan's African ally tests positive for coronavirus

Taiwanese president wishes Eswatini prime minister swift recovery from Covid

Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini. (Facebook, Eswatini Government photo)

Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini. (Facebook, Eswatini Government photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday (Nov. 16) wished the prime minister of diplomatic ally Eswatini a "swift recovery" from the Wuhan coronavirus after he announced his diagnosis over the weekend.

In a Facebook post published Sunday (Nov. 16), the Eswatini government announced that Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini had tested positive for COVID-19. In the press statement, Dlamini stated that he was "asymptomatic and feeling well" but is isolating at home as a health protocol.

Dlamini wrote that he is being cared for by Ministry of Health personnel and will continue carrying out his duties from home. Similar to Taiwan's contact tracing protocols, all those who have come in contact with him recently have been tested for the virus and been told to enter self-isolation.

In response to the news, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) at 10:15 a.m. on Monday issued a tweet in which it wished for a "speedy recovery" for "Taiwan's good friend and strong supporter." It then expressed confidence that Dlamini would be "back on deck" in short order.

Tsai at 10:46 on Monday morning posted a tweet in which she wished Dlamini a "swift recovery." She added that all nations must work together to combat the pandemic.

Updated : 2021-02-26 04:14 GMT+08:00