- The United Kingdom is mourning Linda Obiageli Udeagbala, who has died aged 60 from COVID-19 complications
- The Nigerian-born nurse is survived by her husband of 40 years, Francis, a psychiatric nurse, and five adult children
- Four of the deceased children are also health care workers
A Nigerian-born nurse based in London, the United Kingdom, Linda Obiageli Udeagbala, has died aged 60 from COVID-19 complications.
A report by the London Evening Standard indicates that the nurse died on Wednesday, February 3 after 17 years working for the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS).
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Francis, a psychiatric nurse, and five adult children – Cheyrinne, a midwife, Angelica, a pediatric nurse, Gerard, and Colin, who are both mental health nurses and Marvin, who is self-employed.
Legit.ng gathered that a GoFundMe fundraising page for Late Mrs. Udeagbala’s funeral costs is already up and running.
Back home in Nigeria, the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed recently revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and state governors will be the first set of Nigerians to receive the much-awaited COVID-19 vaccines.
Alhaji Mohammed said the decision was deliberate and a strategy to put an end to conspiracy theories regarding the safety of the vaccines.
According to him, the government owes it as a point of duty to do a lot of enlightenment campaigns to neutralise the effect of the conspiracies and remove any doubt or fear from its citizens.
Meanwhile, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has classified Kogi as a high-risk state for the virus because of its failure to acknowledge the existence of the disease, report tests, or build isolation centres.
The federal government team announced the classification on Monday, February 1, and warned Nigerians to beware of visiting the state.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has consistently dismissed the existence of COVID-19 in Nigeria sparking outrage among health professionals and many Nigerians.