Another UK Based Zimbabwean Social Worker Dies From Coronavirus

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Another UK Based Zimbabwean Social Worker Dies From Coronavirus

Chelmsford – From the look of things, the number of the novel infection-related deaths is keeping on increasing for Zimbabwean social workers based in the United Kingdom as one more life has been lost.

In a tragic turn of events, a United Kingdom-based Zimbabwean social worker as of late succumbed to Covid-19 subsequent to having gone through about fourteen days in intensive care battling for dear life. Irvin Fantie Moyo,56, passed on a month ago at Chelmsford’s Broomfield Hospital, where his significant other Isabelle is working as a health worker, Mail & Telegraph has built up from online publication NewZimbabwe.

Affirming the sad news, the expired’s sibling Chris Moyo,65, said the family was still devastated about his passing.

“We honestly thought he’s been able to beat it. He was healthy and seemed like he was getting better. He was not old enough to die.

“My brother was the most kind and selfless man you could meet. He would go out of his way to help anyone. He was proud of his job and of his family. He would support anyone who needed his help. His passing has hit the family so hard. It has left a huge vacuum and we are all completely heartbroken.”

At the hour of his passing, he was working from home in Chelmsford. Irvin began indicating COVID-19 symptoms in mid-April and afterward started self-isolation at his home. He was later admitted at Chelmsford’s Broomfield Hospital where he inhaled his last.

“We can confirm with great sadness that Irvin Moyo, an agency social worker for the council, passed away on May 1, 2020 in hospital due to Covid-19. Irvin had worked for us since September and was a respected, popular and valued member of staff. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family at this very difficult time.”, confirmed a spokesperson for Tower Hamlets Council.

While it isn’t exactly clear what number of UK based Zimbabwean nationals have died of COVID-19 in the country, in April, the Zimbabwean embassy to Britain said that more than 29 residents had passed on at that point. A large portion of the individuals who have passed on are frontline workers in the battle against Covid-19, the respiratory-related illness brought about by the new coronavirus.

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