62-Year-Old Woman Dies In Struggle For COVID-19 Palliative In Rivers:
According to a report reaching this online news platform at this time, a woman in her sixties had died in a heavy stamped in Rivers State during a palliative distribution organized by the state government.
It was reported that four other women, including a 91-year-old grandmother, were all brutally injured at the venue where the COVID-19 palliative was been distributed to residents of the Elele Kingdom, a community in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of the State.
9jatoday understands that the incident happened due to the heavy crowd of residents who all avail themselves to take their own share of the package brought to them by the government as support for the COVID-19 lockdown exercise.
The deceased whose name is given as Mrs Florence Onuobodo, 62 years of age was reported to be struggling amidst the stamped but was, unfortunately, trampled upon due to the multitude of the crowd.
Giving an update on the incident, a counsellor representing Elele ward, Emmanuel Amadi, disclosed that the woman when noticed on the ground was rushed to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital where she was confirmed dead.
The ward 4 leader, however, denied the reports that the palliative distribution was not properly monitored and hence the reason for the stamped.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari‘s spokesperson, Femi Adeshina has disclosed on his microblogging site account that the Presidential Committee will update Nigerians over progress on the fight against COVID-19.
9jatoday understands that expectation of citizens was dashed out as President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to address the nation on Monday, May 18 in a live broadcast as earlier reported.