A Zimbabwean Student At St Andrews University in the US has died of COVID-19, VOA reports. Mellisa Jackquiline Mandaza reportedly died yesterday according to the family spokesperson Takudzwa Mandaza.

She is reported to have died from the coronavirus (Covid-19) on Monday, the day on which talented broadcaster Zororo Makamba also died to complications from the disease. However, unlike Zororo Makamba’s case, the second fatality occured in the United States of America where the now-deceased student was based.

Takudzwa spoke to the publication and conveyed the family’s devastation on the passing on of 19-year-old Melisa.

Takudzwa said:

Her dad passed on a while back and she was in Michigan with her mum and other siblings studying at St. Andrews University …She was asthmatic and she tested positive for the coronavirus and passed away yesterday in hospital

However, Mellisa Jackquiline’s will not be included in the statics for Zimbabwe because she got ill and died while she was in the United Staes of America the whole time.

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