- George Floyd who was killed by a white policeman had COVID-19, a postmortem nasal swab has found
- The deceased was said to be likely asymptomatic, but the disease was not a factor in his death
- Floyd tested positive for the disease on April 3
A postmortem nasal swab has found that George Floyd had COVID-19 when he died, but it didn't play a role in his death.
The autopsy report, which was released publicly with permission from Floyd's family, indicated that Floyd tested positive for the disease on April 3.
The medical examiner said the 46-year-old man was likely asymptomatic when he died, Forbes reports.
Legit.ng recalls that Floyd was killed by a white police officer who knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.
The medical examiner found Floyd died of cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained, ruling his death a homicide.
A separate autopsy commissioned by Floyd’s family, however, found the cause of death to be asphyxia.
Meanwhile, Derek Chauvin, a US police officer, who was seen in a video kneeling on Floyd's neck has been charged with murder.
This followed widespread protests over his death. Floyd was arrested for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a shop. Chauvin has now been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, prosecutors said.
Darnella Frazier, a 17-year-old black teenager, was the person who recorded the video that went viral and saw protests against police brutality and systemic racism erupt across the country.
In other news, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, some Nigerian youths are demonstrating potentials by working to create solutions to education challenges in their communities.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) co-hosted a 3-day virtual bootcamp Youth Challenge.
The youth challenge was implemented by SAED Connect, a youth empowerment accelerator who guided the participants in the co-creation process.
Nigeria is one of 41 countries taking part in this challenge, which was launched in February 2020 for young people living in Lagos slum communities and the conflict affected state of Borno.
There are five winning teams already, and they will be moving into the incubation and mentorship phase of the competition - ahead of the final Global judging process planned for September 2020.
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