Heavily pregnant Ghanaian nurse dies after contracting COVID-19; baby survives

Heavily pregnant Ghanaian nurse dies after contracting COVID-19; baby survives

- A 28-year-old Ghanaian nurse in the UK has died of coronavirus 

- Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, who was pregnant died after undergoing an emergency Caesarean Section

- The little girl is understood to be alive but not yet clear if she has tested positive

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A 28-year-old heavily pregnant Ghanaian nurse in the United Kingdom has passed after contracting the deadly COVID-19 disease.

According to a report by the dailymail.co.uk, Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong tested positive on April 5 and was admitted to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, where she worked at, on April 7.

She died following a successful emergency Caesarean Section to deliver and save her baby daughter on Sunday, April 12, 2020.

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A statement from the Luton& Dunstable hospital noted that the little girl is understood to be alive but it is not yet clear if she has tested positive for the disease. 

Colleagues at Luton and Dunstable Hospital said Mary, who had no underlying health conditions, was “a fabulous nurse, and a great example of what we stand for”.

Meanwhile, ITV News is also reporting that Mary’s father also died after contracting coronavirus, just days before his daughter passed.

A fundraising page has been set up in her honour. Mary’s friends and family have described her as “a blessing to everyone she came across.”

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Jude Osei, a young Ghanaian inventor who captured the attention of President Akufo-Addo with his solar-powered hand-washing machine has earned the recognition of the United Nations (UN).

It would be recalled that YEN.com.gh previously reported that Jude Osei, a native of Kumasi, converted a metallic drum that was simply fitted with a sink, sensors, and cables that connect to the solar panel on top.

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