Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa Wishes UK PM Speedy Recovery

April 8, 2020
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Zimbabwe's president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, speaks during Africa CEO Forum at the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan, Ivory Coast March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Luc Gnago/File Photo

Harare-Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has wished UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson a speedy recovery after the British premier was diagnosed with coronavirus.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Zimbabwean leader says he extends his heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery.

“I am truly sorry to learn that you have been hospitalized, in the course of fighting Coronavirus (Covid-19). On behalf of the Government and the people of Zimbabwe and indeed on my own behalf, I extend to you our heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery,” wrote Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa also took the opportunity to acknowledge the 35 million pounds extended by the British government to Zimbabwe.

“Please allow me, right Honourable Prime Minister to take this opportunity to gratefully acknowledge the most generous and very timely assistance that your government has granted to my Government. The assistance will capacitate us in the battle against Covid-19.

“Accordingly, we express our full appreciation of the 35, 4 million pounds availed to help us procure Medical and Personal Protective Equipment, to be used in implementing measures, specifically targeted at cushioning the most vulnerable among us. I wish to assure you Sir, that my government has taken very stringent measures to ensure that your assistance reaches the most needy among our citizens” said Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe has to date 11 confirmed cases and 2 deaths of the deadly Covid-19