The Novel Coronavirus scare is really claiming lives around the globe and as at the time of this report, 39,794 death have been recorded across the globe.
As a result of this, a piece of sad news has been received by the Ghanaian community that a nurse who resides and works in the US identified as Freda Ocran has died after contracting the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The 50-year-old woman’s death was confirmed by her son Kwame Ocran. According to Kwame, her mom used to work as a Head Nurse at the Psychiatric Unit of the Jacobi Medical Center in New York City.
Kwame explained that his mother became ill with mild symptoms about two weeks ago but still showed up for her nursing shift only for the hospital subsequently to send her home without conducting any test on her.
He said his mother was later admitted to Lincoln Medical Center but she passed on after two days.
“She had concerns, especially with working with patients and other staff and how long it was taking to be tested,” Kwame told the New York Post.
“Without those tests being administered, there’s no way of knowing if she was working with someone who had it or not.
“She complained and was concerned about the precautions being taken,” he added.