- A 72-year-old priest in Italy, Don Giuseppe Berardelli, laid down his life to save another man's life
- The priest, who was infected with coronavirus, gave up his ventilator to a younger coronavirus patient
- His good deed has been lauded and many have talked about how Berardelli led a life of kindness
A 72-year-old Italian priest infected with coronavirus has died after giving up his ventilator to help another infected person.
The priest, Don Giuseppe Berardelli, gave up his ventilator to a younger person on Sunday, March 15, CBS News reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the priest served as the Archpriest of Casnigo in the Diocese of Bergamo in Northern Italy, one of the areas hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Clara Poli, the mayor of the town of Fiorano, where Berardelli was a longtime pastor, the priest was a great person who was always cheerful and full of enthusiasm.
He said: "He gave peace and joy to our communities."
In other news, a Nigerian man has said he cannot contract the deadly coronavirus because the pandemic, according to him, only affects the rich.
The unidentified man admitted that coronavirus is a very dangerous disease and prayed that God should intervene as the country battles with the pandemic.
When asked if he was scared of coronavirus, he said as a Muslim, he can only contract the virus if God destines it, adding that he is not scared of the pandemic.
The man explained that the poor masses do not have the means to treat themselves if they contract the disease, but the rich will be able to take care of themselves if infected with the coronavirus.
Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian man on Twitter confirmed testing positive for coronavirus as the world battles with the pandemic.
The man, identified as Salihu Umar, said he had commenced self-isolation and was waiting for health personnel to evacuate him to Gwagwalada isolation centre in Abuja.
He tweeted: "I have just tested positive for COVID19. At the moment, I am still under self isolation as health personnel make their way to my house for evacuation to Gwagwalada isolation centre.
"My neighbours and employer have been notified accordingly."
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