COVID-19: Nigerian healthcare worker dies of deadly disease in US
- A Nigerian healthcare worker identified as Ugonwa Okeke has died of coronavirus
- The health worker died of the deadly disease while saving the lives of others in New Jersey, United States
- Friends and family have taken to social media to mourn the death of the health worker
A Nigerian healthcare worker identified as Ugonwa Okeke has lost her life to the deadly coronavirus while saving the lives of others in New Jersey, United States.
A Facebook user identified as Samson Idonigie broke the news of her death on his Facebook page on Tuesday, April 21.
Friends and family members took to the social media platform to mourn the health worker and mother of two.
She was a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
In other news, 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.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Esther Akinsanya, a 55-year-old nurse and mother of two had died of coronavirus in a London hospital.
She worked in the same hospital with her sister Mary Idowu, who is said to be fighting for her own life in intensive care.
Esther and her sister lived together at the Queen Elizabeth in Woolwich.
According to reports, they were rushed to the hospital within hours of each other two weeks ago but Esther died four days later on April 15.
Esther's son identified as Samuel, 26 said: “We are heartbroken. My mother lit up a room when she walked in, it was impossible not to like her.
“They are tough women they didn’t mention the dangers they just got on with their jobs. They both tested positive and are convinced they got it at work. These heroes like my mum and aunt need to be protected. It’s just not good enough that people on the front line are dying like this.”
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