The novel coronavirus has claimed the life of the top-ranking politician in a small African kingdom.
The prime minister of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland), Ambrose Dlamini, was 52 when he succumbed to COVID-19 in a South African hospital.
It's the first official death of a world leader from the disease.
Prior to becoming prime minister, Dlamini was a banking and telecommunications executive. He became prime minister in 2018.
Dlamini tested positive for COVID-19 in mid-November.
Many other politicians have tested positive
In June, Burundi president-elect Pierre Nkurunziza died of what the government called a heart attack. But it's widely suspected that he, too, died of COVID-19.
U.S. president Donald Trump, British prime minister Boris Johnson, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, and Prince Albert II of Monaco have all survived COVID-19.
Back in April, Dlamini wished Johnson a speedy recovery.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, also recovered from COVID-19, as has Canada's leader of the Official Opposition, Erin O'Toole, and the third-party leader, Yves-François Blanchet of the Bloc Québécois.