The novel COVID-19 pandemic has reportedly claimed its first casualty in the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, with the death of an Associate Professor of the institution.
An impeccable source in the Faculty of Humanities in UNIPORT disclosed the incident to our source
The victim, Professor Nneka Omera-Okeke was the Head of Department of English Studies, University of Port Harcourt who was said to have been treated for Malaria and Typhoid before she was later diagnosed of COVID-19.
Late Omera-Okeke reportedly passed on Thursday after battling the virus without knowing.
According to the Source, “We spoke earlier on Thursday and I noticed that her voice wasn’t sharp, so I asked her what happened. Prof. told me she had been sick for almost 3 weeks despite treating malaria and typhoid, the thing persisted.