#BREAKING NEWS: See Nigerian Nurses Who Have died Of Coronavirus (Photos)

#BREAKING NEWS: See Nigerian Nurses Who Have died Of Coronavirus (Photos)
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It is not strange that health workers like nurses who are on the battle to assisting doctors striving to combat the deadly COVID-19 which has been ransacking many nations of the earth, this means that the doctors and nurses alike are risking their lives in the process.

In this article, we would be looking at Nigerian nurses both home and abroad that have risked their lives in the fight against the novel coronavirus and have died in active service.

Ijeoma Afuke

Nigerian nurse Ijeoma Afuke died of COVID-19 in Chicago, 5 years after flying to to the United States.

Factszone reports, the professional nursing assistant was studying to become a full nurse in the United States. She contracted the virus while working for MADO Healthcare in Chicago’s Uptown neighbourhood and died on April 29 at Stroger Hospital.

Olubunmi Oligbileeti

Nigerian nurse, Olubunmi Oligbileeti reportedly died in the US after testing positive for coronavirus.

According to the viral video shared, her body was taken out of her home in Brooklyn. 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.

Esther Akinsanya

Esther Akinsanya, 55 died weeks after battling the novel coronavirus for weeks. According to the NHS, Mrs Akinsanya was a devoted and diligent NHS nurse for more than 20years.

The deceased nurse was said to have finished her last shift two days before being admitted.

Onyenachi Obasi

A United Kingdom-based Nigerian nurse, Onyenachi Obasi died after contracting coronavirus from one of her patients.

Obasi, 51, of Barking and Dagenham, succumbed to the disease five weeks after being put on a ventilator at Queen’s Hospital in Romford, east London.

Her heartbroken niece, Ijeoma Uzoukwu described her as a dedicated and loving nurse who “gave her life doing what she loved.”

 Margaret Urhoghide

Veteran Nigerian nurse, Margaret Urhoghide based in the United Kingdom is also amongst nurses to have died of Coronavirus.

Margaret,75 died on March 26 less than a month after she celebrated her birthday with a fanfare which was on February 29.


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