Zimbabwe reports first COVID-19 death

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A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

The Zimbabwean government on Monday reported the country’s first death related to COVID-19, state broadcaster ZBC reported.

The victim, 30-year-old businessman and broadcaster Zororo Makamba, was a Harare resident who traveled to New York City, the United States, on Feb. 29 and returned home in Harare on March 9 through Johannesburg, South Africa, the ZBC said.

“The Minister of Health and Child Care, Obadiah Moyo, has confirmed the death of Zororo Makamba, who was the second person to test positive for COVID-19 in Zimbabwe,” the ZBC said on Twitter.

Makamba was tested positive Saturday for the virus. Enditem

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