Nigerian mental health nurse dies of coronavirus in London hospital

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A Nigerian mental health nurse identified as Otunba Bode Ajanlekoko on Saturday died of complications from the Coronavirus [COVID-19] disease.

Close associates of the nurse said he died at Kings Cross Hospital in London, United Kingdom on Saturday morning.

Recall that the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths in UK has risen astronomically in the past one week.

The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson also recently tested positive and has been in isolation since then.

To contain the fast spread, the UK government has put the country into a virtual lockdown, closing pubs, restaurants and nearly all shops, while banning social gatherings and ordering Britons to stay at home unless it is absolutely essential to venture out.

The officials said that the measures were intended to stop the spread of the epidemic.

The officials added that on Friday the death toll in the United Kingdom among those who had tested positive for the virus had risen by 684 to 3,605, up 23% on the previous day.

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Queen Elizabeth is also expected to make an extremely rare address to the nation on Sunday as country grapples with the increasingly deadly coronavirus outbreak

“Her Majesty The Queen has recorded a special broadcast to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in relation to the coronavirus outbreak,” Buckingham Palace said in statement.

The address, which was recorded at Windsor Castle where the 93-year-old monarch is staying with her husband Prince Philip, will be broadcast at 1900 GMT on Sunday, it said.

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