President Paula-Mae Weekes has expressed sadness at the death of President’s Medal Silver recipient Abdullah Hassim.
Twenty-year old Hassim died on June 5th at his Cunupia home.
A test during his autopsy found he was covid19-positive.
The president, in a statement on Sunday, said “Every death is significant but the passing of one so young is especially heart-rending.”
She said that Hassim, at a young age, had already achieved recognition for his dedication and service was testament to the bright future that awaited him.
The president extended her personal condolences to his parents, Nabilah and Intaff Juman, his immediate family and his extended family among the President’s Awards programme.