Health Minister: eSwatini records first coronavirus death.

King Mswati III changed his kingdom’s name from Swaziland to eSwatini in April to mark its 50th independence anniversary.

The Kingdom of eSwatini has recorded its first death from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Health Minister Lizzie Nkosi said on Thursday.

Nkosi added that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country, which borders South Africa and was formerly known as Swaziland, had risen to 17.