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2 Nigerians Die Of Coronavirus In New York; Another In Michigan

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2 Nigerians Die Of Coronavirus In New York

Nigerian Student Bassey Offiong From Calabar Dies Of Covid19 In Michigan

Nigeria has lost 3 of her citizens to Coronavirus infection in the United States.

This was confirmed by the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen.

He made the announcement in a statement in New York on Saturday evening.

Here is how Okoyen broke the sad news:

“It is regrettable to announce that three Nigerians have died of COVID-19 in the United States of America.

“The first case was a 60-year-old lady, Hajia Laila Abubakar Ali of Kano descent, who died on March 25, while receiving treatment at the Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, New York.

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Bassey Offiong

“Secondly, 25-year-old Bassey Offiong from Calabar, a final year Chemical Engineering student of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, died on Saturday, March 28, at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

“Unfortunately, the last case was a medical practitioner, Dr Caleb Anya, from Ohafia in Abia State.

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Dr Caleb Anya

“He died while rendering service to humanity on the forefront of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic in New York on April 1.

“On behalf of the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York, I wish to extend our condolences to the families of the deceased Nigerians in this tragic circumstance.’’

The consul general saluted the sacrifice of medical personnel and other essential workers risking their lives on the frontline to save others.

“We are particularly very proud of Nigerian medical professionals in the USA who form part of the incredible workforce in the service of humanity at this time,’’ he added.


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  1. Kingsley Ogubor

    April 5, 2020 at 10:39 AM


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