Former Cook Island PM Joseph Williams dies of coronavirus

by Innocent Mvundula

Joseph Williams, a former prime minister of the Cook Islands, has died after contracting the coronavirus in New Zealand, the Pasifika Medical Association announced on Saturday.

Williams, a well-known and respected doctor, was admitted to the hospital on August 13 after contracting the novel coronavirus.

The New Zealand Ministry of Health confirmed that the 82-year-old’s death was the second COVID-19 death in the country in as many days.

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