HARARE, Zimbabwe

The fear of contracting deadly coronavirus or COVID-19 has forced villagers in the southern African country of Zimbabwe to postpone ceremonies to meet their dead family members.

Lameck Ziremwa,79, who lives in Mwenezi complains that the coronavirus has not allowed him to link with his dead family members. “We have not been able to consult our ancestors because fighting the disease has become a priority. Everything is just on hold now,” he told Anadolu Agency on phone.

Ophias Chiyendakure, a villager hailing from Mazetese in Mwenezi, a district in Masvingo Province in Zimbabwe has also shelved plans to conduct the

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