The minister of employment and labour Mohamed Ben Omar in Niger has been reported died from conoravirus. The minster was admitted in the main hospital in the capital Niamey where he was being treated of Coronavirus complications.
According to Tele Sahel a Public Television the Social Democratic Party (PSD) announced the minister died on Sunday but they hadn’t confirmed the cause of death but later released a statement that confirmed that he had succumbed to COVID-19.
The Public TV channel had also broadcast the 55-year-old minister’s recent message to the nation in which he urged workers to protect themselves from the virus.
“COVID-19 is a reality. It’s not a state of mind. It’s deadly. It kills. It spreads at the speed of light,” Ben Omar told the station.
“We must get a grip on ourselves in order to say ‘stop this virus.’ It is discipline alone that will be the weapon to destroy this virus.”
The novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, first appeared in Wuhan, China last December, however it has since spread to at least 187 countries and regions, affecting world economies and social lives. The US and Europe are the hardest-hit areas.