Coronavirus: Nigerian Olatoye Babatunde volunteers to battle disease in China

Coronavirus: Nigerian Olatoye Babatunde volunteers to battle disease in China

- Olatoye Babatunde, a 24-year-old student, has volunteered to fight coronavirus in China

- The young Nigerian said he was touched by the commitment of doctors handling the crisis

- Olatoye measures the temperature of residents in his community to check for the infected

As the deadly coronavirus spreads across the world, killing and infecting many, a Nigerian is in the face of it all doing what he can to save humanity.

Olatoye Babatunde, a 24-year-old student, is giving his all as a volunteer in China to ensure the citizens are safe.

He measures the temperature of people living in his community, Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu province. Olatoye started his volunteering on Thursday, February 6.

Olatoye works as a record keeper in his community as he checks residents' temperature to know who is infected. Photo source: ECNS

Olatoye works as a record keeper in his community as he checks residents' temperature to know who is infected. Photo source: ECNS
Source: UGC

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The brave Nigerian said that he volunteered because he was touched by doctors who battle the scourge non-stop in the country.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Tiger Ye (not his real name), a 21-year-old narrated the ordeal he faced while battling coronavirus in Wuhan, China.

The 21-year-old first suspected he has caught the virus on Tuesday, January 21, when he started running a fever and could not finish his dinner because he was too weak.

Though little was known about the virus at that time, he visited Tongji Hospital where there were many people like him waiting in the line

“I was scared. Countless cases were piling up on the desks, and every single doctor was wearing protective clothes, something I’d never seen before,” he said.

That night after visiting the overworked hospital, he was able to get some medicine at a nearby smaller hospital because he could not deal with the queue.

The heartbreaking part of his story is that doctors earlier dismissed his cases as minor, telling him to just go home and quarantine himself.

Ye said that when his appointment finally came through days later, things had rapidly changed as roads were all totally on lockdown to curb the spread of the virus.

Following that, he said he almost died and the pain became so unbearable. Also, while he was in self-quarantine, his brother and grandmother started showing symptoms of the same virus.

His result from the hospital came back negative as reports went round that those who are not affected may be battling paranoia.

Days after he fully recovered, he was grateful that he survived the turbulence as doctors told him that despite the fact that they suspect they might have the virus, they continued treating patients

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