- Another Nigerian, Olubunmi Oligbileeti, has reportedly died in the US after testing positive for coronavirus
- A viral video online claimed that the dead body of the Nigerian was taken out of her home in Brooklyn
- People sang sorrowful songs as the body was wheeled into an ambulance by medical officials
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A Nigerian nurse, Olubunmi Olugbileeti, has reportedly died in the US during her self-isolation at home. In a viral video that emerged online, medical officials came around to take out her body.
In the video, people mourned as they sang dirges to mark her demise. As the stretcher wheeled her body to a waiting ambulance, the people who stood by shed tears.
A Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @cbngov_akin1 said that the body was taken out on Sunday, May 3 and the nurse was 47 years old before her death.
Watch the video below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a chartered plane conveying Nigerian returnees from the United Arab Emirates made a U-turn after a pregnant woman reportedly went into labour.
The development was made known by the chairman of the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa. The earlier scheduled arrival of the plane was 3 pm.
With the latest development, it will now be expected at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 7 pm.
It was also gathered that the first batch of Nigerians stuck abroad since the outbreak of coronavirus is expected to come in today.
The foreign ministry said that discussions are ongoing with British Airways to airlift 300 Nigerians from London on Friday, May 8, while there are talks with Ethiopian airlines to make a flight from New York to Abuja on Monday, May 11.
It should be noted that over 4,000 Nigerians are awaiting evacuation across the world back home, according to foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama.
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In another related development, Abike shared the video showing the moment 256 Nigerians evacuated from Dubai got to Nigeria.
On Wednesday, May 6, the NIDCOM boss said that the Nigerians all tested negative for coronavirus before they left Dubai.
She added that they would proceed to a location for compulsory isolation. An NCDC official, however, told them that they would be tested again.
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