More than 29 Zimbabweans living in the United Kingdom have died of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.
According to the Zimbabwean Embassy in London, the majority of those who have succumbed to the disease are nurses and other medical staff.
Zimbabweans with medical qualifications have found it relatively easy to legally work in the United Kingdom.
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Britain is currently one of the hotspots of the disease, with at least 18 738 having died while in Zimbabwe four have succumbed to COVID-19.
In a statement, the Embassy said while it had no official figures, is has gathered information from the diaspora community and religious leaders, cluster leaders, affected individuals and the media on Zimbabweans who have passed on due to COVID-19. The statement read in part:
To date, the Embassy has not received updated information from the host Government on the deaths of Zimbabweans due to COVID-19, understandably because the British government has explained that it is currently seized with implementing measures to contain the pandemic. They have promised to provide detailed information as soon as it is possible.