These selfless health professionals died saving lives amid coronavirus

Mohammed Awal Apr 18, 2020 at 11:00am

April 18, 2020 at 11:00 am | Opinions & Features

Mohammed Awal

Mohammed Awal

April 18, 2020 at 11:00 am | Opinions & Features

Dr. Chugbo Emeka died of coronavirus related complications after treating a patient infected with the deadly contagion.

The first case of the deadly coronavirus outbreak was recorded on November 17, 2019. The outbreak, which began in Wuhan, China, has since spread to nearly every corner of the globe.

Declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, the contagion has killed some 141,000 people and infected over 2.1 million with more than 540,000 recoveries, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University.

As the spread of the deadly outbreak continues to gain pace around the world, destroying the global order amid the race to find a cure, this article looks at some black health professionals who lost their lives to save those of others stuck by COVID-19.

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