30-year old Zimbabwean broadcaster Zororo Makamba dies from coronavirus Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 1, 2021

A 30-year old Zimbabwean broadcaster Zororo Makamba has died from coronavirus, an indication that even the young can succumb to COVID-19.

Reports said Makamba was diagnosed with coronavirus on Saturday, and his condition deteriorated rapidly after he was admitted to an isolation centre in the capital, Harare.

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BBC said Makamba had a high profile as a broadcaster and had come from a wealthy family.

BBC said: “There are concerns about Zimbabwe’s ability to cope with the disease, even if there are only a few cases. A nation which, at the best of times, has shortages of basics such as painkillers, gloves and masks, and a more critical shortage of ventilators and oxygen tanks.

“As the reality sinks in, Zimbabweans have begun observing a ban on large gatherings.

“On Sunday, churches were largely empty and on Monday banking halls and some supermarkets are limiting the number of people within their premises”.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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