The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Benaoyagha Okoyen is confirming the death of Abia State born Medical Practitioner, Dr Caleb Anya and two other Nigerians who tested positive to COVID-19 in the United States.
Okoyen Said Anya died while rendering service to humanity on the forefront of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic in New York on April 1.
He named the other victims to include 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 and 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.
“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.’’
He commended the services of Nigerian medical professionals in the USA on their efforts in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.