Two more Zimbabweans die of Covid-19 in the UK
By Staff Reporter
TWO more Zimbabweans based in the United Kingdom have reportedly died of coronavirus with family unable to be part of the funeral arrangements because of travel restrictions brought by the world pandemic.
This brings to four, the number of UK based Zimbabweans who have succumbed to the dreaded disease which broke out December last year.
The two have been identified as 57-year-old Dr Paul Matewele, who is a senior lecturer in microbiology immunology at London Metropolitan University and Thandi Matho Thobela.
Matewele, who grew up in Bulawayo, died at Barnet Hospital in London.
Matewele’s family back in Zimbabwe has described his death as heart-breaking since they could not have a chance to give their loved one a decent burial because of restrictions imposed on travelling as well as the tough regulations imposed on Covid-19 deaths by countries.
UK is among world countries that has seen the worst of the pandemic, recording over 7 000 deaths in 60 000 plus cases.
Worldwide, there have been over 88 000 deaths from cases that exceed 1,5 million.
Zimbabwe has three deaths in 11 cases recorded so far.
Last month, a Zimbabwean student at Andrews University in USA also died of coronavirus COVID-19.