Two Nigerians to die from coronavirus..

63-year-old Nigerian pathologist, Olumide Okunuga, has died of coronavirus, the doctor who lived in Italy, contracted the disease during a visit to Canada.

Last week, another Nigerian doctor in his 30s died of the virus in the United Kingdom.

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This was made known by the minister of state for health, Adeleke Mamora, while addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday while giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in the country. He said;

We must be conscious of not being complacent, the price to pay for complacency is huge. I have heard people say that the black man’s gene is resistant and so COVID-19 is not for us,” he said.

“Don’t forget, some black men even from Africa, even from Nigeria have died, unfortunately. We heard the story of one doctor who lived in Italy, a Nigerian, a black man.

So we should not get carried away. There are a lot of things known about COVID-19 and there are still things unknown. We have to be very careful about believing claims that are yet to be fully validated.”

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