Former Cook Islands PM

Pacific health expert says the death of former Cook Islands PM a harsh but clear reminder of Covid-19

“It’s brought up the reality.

Former Cook Islands PM dies in Auckland from Covid

The 82 year old had been admitted to hospital on 13 August and passed away last night.

Dr Williams' death is the second this week associated to the latest Auckland outbreak of the coronavirus.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said Dr Williams' death brings the total number of people who have died from the coronavirus in New Zealand to 24.

The Pasifika Medical Association announced his passing, saying he was a well-respected and much loved man.