The death of Zororo Makamba from coronavirus is blamed on Zimbabwe’s weak health system.
Zororo Makamba is believed to have contracted the virus following a visit to New York early this month, where he came back with “a slight flu and a cold”. New York has been identified in the last week as the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States with nearly than 26,000 cases and over 200 deaths.
The coronavirus outbreak couldn’t have come at worst time for Zimbabwe’s citizens and its government which is going through one of its worst economic upheavals with hyperinflation, power cuts and food shortages. While many Sub Saharan African countries will struggle with weak health systems, Zimbabwe is feared to be among the worst hit.