- A renowned Free State doctor, Dr Mohammed Bobat, has passed away after contracting the coronavirus
- A heartbreaking video shows Dr Mohammed's colleagues paying tribute to him in the hospital's hallways
- The video quickly gathered over 57 000 views and it broke South Africans' hearts
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The medical professionals on the frontlines in the fight against the coronavirus are risking their lives on a daily basis.
However, sadly some of them contract COVID-19 and it ends up killing them. The Free State lost a renowned doctor who worked in the Bongani Regional Hospital and Mediclinic.
A video was shared on the @CovidSupportSA Twitter page showing colleagues paying tribute to the late doctor as his body was transported through the hospital hallways.
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The post was captioned:
“'Dr Mohammed Bobat worked in Bongani Regional Hospital and also at Mediclinic, Welkom - he was well-known in medical circles and he had a persona of his own, simplicity was his hallmark. We have lost another brave and selfless soul to #Covid19inSA. May he rest in peace."
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Take a look at the post below:
South Africans were heartbroken over the video and they sent their condolences to Dr Bobat's family.
Those who knew him also shared their views on his death.
Mantsoareng Marotholi, who goes by the Twitter handle @mantsoareng, commented:
"I bet the atmosphere in theatre won't be the same any more... Jokes and laughter always. Farewell Dr Bobby."
Another tweep, @Nhla_nhla2, added:
"This video proves the seriousness of this pandemic. Lost two cousins in one month."
Social media user, @LJ_Malepanyana, wrote:
"He was a dedicated Dr, when my mother told me this morning she said her is broken as the doctor looked well after my younger bro after being involved in a car accident. A very passionate doctor, may he rest in peace."
Bess Morgan, @BessMorgan6, said:
"This video really shows how difficult the pandemic must be for all hospital staff. Thank you one and all for all your courageous hard work. Condolences to his family."
YEN.com.gh previously reported that Gary Al-Smith, a renowned Ghanaian sports journalist who tested positive for COVID-19 has outlined insider-details concerning how Ghana is handling the pandemic.
The popular journalist who works with Multimedia gave the full account of how 'messed up' the COVID-19 management in Ghana is, in a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on his Facebook handle.
Gary's write-up captured four key areas in which Ghana has gotten completely misconstrued with regards to the handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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