A Nigeria doctor, Olumide Okunuga, aged 63, has reportedly died of the deadly Corona Virus. The sad news was delivered by Nigeria’s Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Health, Adeleke Mamora during a press parley on Monday.
In his words, while speaking with newsmen, the minister admonished that:
“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.”
“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.”
The late Doctor Olumide Okonuga, who lived in Italy, contracted the disease during a visit to Canada.