Boris John is reportedly in intensive care after testing positive of the deadly coronavirus pandemic that has claimed lives across the world while fighting the novel.
In a letter seen by Open Parly, President Mnangagwa said, “I’m very sorry to learn that you have been hospitalised in the course of fighting Coronavirus. 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.”
Mnangagwa also took the opportunity to thank the British government for aiding Zimbabwe with funds to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
“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 for the £35,4 million 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.
Other leaders, including American President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, French President Emmanuel Macron, Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Australia’s Premier Scott Morrison also expressed their wishes of recovery.
“I want to send best wishes to a very good friend of mine, and a friend to our nation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson. We’re very saddened to hear that he was taken into intensive care this afternoon, a little while ago.
“Americans are all praying for his recovery, he’s been a really good friend, he’s been really something very special-strong resolute, doesn’t quit, doesn’t give up,” said Trump. Get all COVID-19 statistics for Zimbabwe from COVID-TRACKER