Tuesday, 19 May 2020

UK Nigerian Nurse Dies After Treating Coronavirus Patient

Nurse who died after contracting coronavirus 'gave her life doing what she loved'

Onyenachi Obasi, 51, who lived in Barking and Dagenham, fell ill after nursing a patient with coronavirus and died five weeks after being put on a ventilator at Queen's Hospital in Romford

A "dedicated and loving" nurse with no underlying health conditions has died after conracting coronavirus - five weeks after she was placed on a ventilator.

The devastated niece of Onyenachi Obasi said she was heartbroken by the death of the health visitor and nurse who she said "gave her life doing what she loved".

The 51-year-old, who had been living in Barking and Dagenham, had no underlying health conditions and told her family that she felt she had a duty to work, and help, during the pandemic.

Ijeoma Uzoukwu, told the PA news agency: "We are just heartbroken. She was really loving, really sweet and a really cute person.

"She was a good example of unconditional love and just loved everyone. She was so giving and always had an ear - she took people as they were.

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