COVID-19: Nigerian man dies of disease a day before his 60th birthday
- A man who was supposed to clock 60 years on Monday, April 27, has died of coronavirus
- The man identified as Jide Arije died of the deadly disease in Lagos on Sunday, April 26
- Friends of the deceased have taken to social media to mourn him
Tragedy struck on Sunday, April 26, when a man identified as Jide Arije died of coronavirus a day before his 60th birthday.
Friends have taken to social media to mourn the deceased who succumbed to the deadly disease in Lagos.
Coronavirus has claimed a lot of lives globally as the number of cases keeps increasing on a daily basis in and outside Nigeria.
One of the deceased's friends Sola Salako Ajulo wrote on Twitter on Sunday, April 26: "We just lost a friend to COVID-19 in Lagos.
"He was chatting a few hours ago. Now he is gone. He would have turned 60years tomorrow. May his soul Rest In Peace."
In other news, a Nigerian lady identified as Olusola Ukaegbu has taken to her LinkedIn page to celebrate her 60-year-old landlady who works as a cleaner in a hospital.
Olusola said her landlady who goes by the name Norma Ritters said she would not let the fear of coronavirus stop her from going to work.
When Olusola told her landlady to be careful and take care of herself because of age and coronavirus, the woman responded: "If I stop going to work because of fear, a new epidemic will start, just keep praying for us."
Olusola called on people to appreciate her landlady and all non-essential workers around the world who are working to ensure a cleaner environment for everyone.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a couple who had been married for 60 years lost the battle to coronavirus within hours of each other after contracting the deadly disease.
Bryn and Pat Howells died at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant, Wales, on Monday, April 13.
Despite not leaving their home for weeks due to the threat of coronavirus, the couple still contracted the disease.
Pat, aged 80, started feeling unwell on Saturday, April 4, after which her 86-year-old husband fell ill as well and they were both taken to hospital on Thursday, April 9, where they tested positive for coronavirus.
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Sadly, Pat lost the battle to the disease at 2am on Monday, April 13, while and her husband died later that day at 7pm.
Grandson Elliot Howells commended the doctors and nurses who cared for his grandparents.
He said: "We are trying to take some comfort in the fact they died together, after 60 years of joyous marriage.
"Nanny, especially, was so well. We always said she was a very young 80-year-old, and she had decades left in her."
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