BROADCASTER Zororo Makamba on Monday became the first Zimbabwean to succumb to coronavirus.
Zororo, son to business mogul James Makamba died of coronavirus at the age of 30 at Wilkins Hospital in Harare.
He was the second confirmed case in Zimbabwe announced a few days ago.
Seven of his immediate family members have been put in isolation for monitoring.
His death has comes barely 72 hours after the first case was reported in the country.
Meanwhile, BancABC on Monday said Makamba visited the bank on March 17 for a meeting with four of its staff members.
“BancABC Zimbabwe would like to advise all our stakeholders that Patient No2 (as confirmed by the ministry of Health) visited our Mount Pleasant Campaus on March 17, at 11:30am and had a meeting with four (4) of our staff for a duration of approximately 15 minutes,” the bank’s chief executive, Lance Mambondiani, said in a Press statement.
The bank said it had already adopted precautionary measures to minimise further infections, including putting the said four employees in quarantine.
“The bank was subsequently advised that the person had tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday morning and immediately activated recommended protocols in consultation with the City Health Department,” the bank said.
While none of the affected employees has shown symptoms of COVID-19, preventative measures – which include a 14-day self-quarantine as per official guidelines – have been activated.