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Guyana: Imran Khan succumbs to COVID-19


Guyana: Imran Khan succumbs to COVID-19
Imran Khan (CMC)

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Georgetown – The Director of Communications in the Opposition Leader’s Office, Imran Khan, died Tuesday as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) health officials here have confirmed.

Khan, earlier this week, had been using Facebook to post progress on his health. He was not vaccinated against the virus that has killed 772 and infected 31 236 others since March last year.

“Thank you for all your love, prayers, messages of encouragement and support. I am overwhelmed beyond explanation and I am in excellent spirits. Difficult to respond individually to everyone but in time I will,” he wrote on his Facebook page, two days ago.

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon told the Guyana-based on line publication, that he was “shocked” at the death.

Shadow Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senior Counsel Roysdale Forde said, “I am devastated. Imran was my friend. He was an extremely talented and brilliant man.”

Before returning to Guyana to get into active politics with the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khan had headed corporate communications at the West Indies Cricket Board. He also served as director of information in the coalition administration of then president David Granger that was defeated in the controversial March 2 regional and general elections last year.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy Khan, who has been discharged from the COVID hospital and has been receiving home care. (CMC)