Burundi president dies of illness suspected to be coronavirus

Posted by on June 9, 2020 3:48 pm
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Government describes Pierre Nkurunziza’s ‘unexpected’ death as a heart attack

The outgoing president of Burundi has died of a sudden illness, suspected by many to be Covid-19.

The cause of Pierre Nkurunziza’s death was described as a heart attack in a government statement. The 55-year-old was due to stand down in August following elections last month.

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