Nigerian-born health worker dies of Coronavirus complications in UK

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A Nigerian-born British healthworker, Carol Jamabo has reportedly died from COVID-19 complications in the United Kingdom.

The 56-year-old mother of two and community caregiver at the Cherish Elderly Care in Bury, Greater Manchester, died last Wednesday after testing positive for Coronavirus.

The late caregiver who moved to the UK from Nigeria in the early 1990s, was a key worker for more than 25 years. She also worked in the prison service and as an NHS administrator at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London.

Though Jamabo never had any major underlying health conditions, her health deteriorated rapidly even though she was on a ventilator at Salford Royal Hospital.

Jamabo’s death was also confirmed by her nephew, Dakuro Fiberesima who revealed that she was transferred to an intensive care unit at the Salford Royal Hospital. He added that her condition worsened.

He said;

“The youngest son is in a terrible position. He was extremely close to her. He was living with her. She was just an amazing aunt.

“Growing up in an African background, the aunts are very strict, but she was fun and had such a positive character.”