Four Nigerian Students In UK Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Positive blood test result for the new rapidly spreading Coronavirus, originating in Wuhan, China

Four Nigerian students in the United Kingdom have tested positive for Coronavirus.

The students are beneficiaries of the 2019 Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Scholarship Programme.

SaharaReporters had published that the students were abandoned in the UK for eight months by the NDDC under Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Godswill Akpabio and President Buhari administration. 

The four students were said to have contracted the virus while moving from one part of the UK to another to find means of survival.

A colleague of the affected students, who spoke with SaharaReporters, said;

The students are currently being quarantined at one of the NHS centres in their neighbourhood. They have been fending for themselves and now, they have no money as they can’t go out to work.

The identity of the Nigerians are however kept hidden by authorities due to the Data Protection Act 2008. 

The students are appealing to the Nigerian Government for immediate intervention.

Meanwhile, Alfa Sa’adu, a Nigerian doctor practicing in the United Kingdom, died of the coronavirus on March 31

The 68-year-old man, who is a native of Kwara State, had visited a hospital as a consultant to help patients of Coronavirus when he contracted the virus.

Until his demise, Sa’adu worked at Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.

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