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Zimbabwe Journalist Dies of Coronavirus

FILE: Zimbabwe's health workers wear protective suits during a training exercise aimed at preparing workers to deal with any potential coronavirus cases at a hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe, February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo - RC2D0F9T97S9

Zimbabwean journalist, Zororo Makamba, has become the first person in the country to succumb to coronavirus COVID-19.

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo announced Monday that the 30 year-old television and digital media journalist died at Wilkins Hospital in Harare, two days after he was diagnosed of the disease.

Zororo is the son of former radio personality and Telecel shareholder, James Makamba.

Moyo said Zororo recently visited New York, which has been declared as one of the placed hard-hit by the coronavirus in the United States.

In his Instagram page, the late journalist is identified as host and executive producer of POV.

“I hold the pen & my story is still being written,” wrote Zororo on his Instagram page.

The person who was the first person to contract coronavirus is said to be recovering at an isolation hospital. The person is a resident of Victoria Falls.

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