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It has emerged that the Zimbabwean journalist, Zororo Makamba who died of Coronavirus was isolated in terrible conditions.

Makamba had no water and proper lavatory facilities and resorted to using a bucket as a toilet.

He also kept telling friends and family members that he was alone and scared and health staff refused to help him.

Zimbabwe’s Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo confirmed the death of the journalist on Monday.

Zororo Makamba, 30 years of age was the second person to test positive for Covid-19 after travelling to the US.

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He was diagnosed with coronavirus on Saturday, but his condition deteriorated rapidly, according to reports.

His death is the first in Zimbabwe as the country steps up its effort to contain the spread of the virus.

ZORORO MAKAMBA

But an African documentary film maker and Zimbabwean journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono shared on twitter the last pictures of the conditions the journalist died in.

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The pictures of Makamba’s hospital condition tells of the potential threat the coronavirus could bring to bare on Zimbabwe’s health system if more cases are recorded.

Zororo Makamba’s death shows that the coronavirus after all can kill younger people and not the elderly alone.

He was a journalist, broadcaster and film-maker and visited the US late last month, returning to Zimbabwe via South Africa.

Several restrictions have now been rolled out in Zimbabwe including travel bans.

Public gatherings including religious activities have also been banned.

 

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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