A Nigerian health worker identified as Carol Jamabo has died of coronavirus in the United Kingdom.
BBC reports that Jamabo is the first known health worker to die of the deadly disease in the United Kingdom.
9jablogger notes that the deceased was a mother of two who worked as a caregiver at the Cherish Elderly Care in Bury, Greater Manchester.
She was said to have died on Wednesday, April 1, after testing positive for the virus.
Carol’s nephew Dakuro Fiberesima said the deceased was transferred to an intensive care unit at the Salford Royal Hospital before her condition worsened.
She told BBC: “It happened so rapidly. No one was by her side. With the ventilator decision, you just get a call they are planning to turn the ventilator off.
“You wonder if you were there, whether that would make a difference? She was such a popular person; there would have been people there to fight her corner so to speak.
“The youngest son is in a terrible position. He was extremely close to her. He was living with her. She was just an amazing aunt.”
In other news, Nigerians who travelled to China for business have alleged that they were thrown out of their hotels over fear of coronavirus.
This is coming after the country curbed the spread of coronavirus in Wuhan.