Zimbabwe and Nigeria report first covid-19 deaths

Picture: REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe and Nigeria recorded their first Covid-19 related deaths on Monday.

Zimbabwe’s first victim was identified as Zororo Makamba, a TV host who worked on a number of prominent programmes which aired on DSTV channels in Zimbabwe.

The news was confirmed by the country’s minister of health and child care, Dr Obediah Moyo.

Makamba, who was the director and co-founder of Eleven Dogs Inc, a digital media and broadcasting company, was the second person diagnosed with the Covid-19 in Zimbabwe.

According to Bulawayo 24 News, a Zimbabwe broadcaster, Makamba had recently returned from New York via Johannesburg.

In Nigeria, the country’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) identified the first victim as a 67-year-old man who had recently returned to the country following medical treatment in the United Kingdom.

According to a tweet by the NCDC, the man was suffering from underlying conditions which included Myeloma and Diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy.

As of Monday Zimbabwe had confirmed two cases of the Covid-19 while Nigeria had 36.

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