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FG Mourns 13 Nigerians Who Died Of COVID-19 Abroad (VIDEO)


The Federal Government has released a list of Nigerians who died of coronavirus in the UK and US since the outbreak of the Pandemic.

Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed this on Thursday evening via a video containing the names, pictures and countries of residence of the departed compatriots.

In the video posted on her verified Twitter handle, she said 13 Nigerians abroad have, so far, died of the novel virus.

She noted that, out of the 13 countrypersons, eight died in the United Kingdom while five died in the United States.

Dabiri-Erewa prayed that the souls of the departed ones find repose.

she tweeted,
“May the souls of our brothers and sisters in Diaspora, who lost their lives to COVID-19, rest in peace. May the Lord heal the world".

It should be noted that over 85,000 coronavirus deaths have been recorded globally from about 1.5 million confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organisation report.

Similarly, more than 7,000 people have died of the virus in the UK which has recorded over 60,000 confirmed cases.

While the US has also recorded over 12,000 deaths from about 400,000 confirmed cases.

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