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Union Bank Staff Dies Of COVID-19 In Lagos

Valentine Chinyem

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The management of Union Bank has confirmed the death of Mr. Iwunna Innocent Udonna, a staff at branch in Lagos.

He died at the Yaba Infectious Diseases Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.

This was disclosed in an internal memo by the Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Emeka Emuwa.

He said, “Dear colleagues, notwithstanding the easing of the lockdown, the threat of COVID-19 remains high and real.

“Today, we received a painful reminder of this threat. We are deeply saddened to announce that one of our colleagues passed away in the early hours of today (Monday, May 4th) while being treated at the Infectious Disease Center in Yaba, Lagos.”

The management further denied insinuations that Mr. Udonna contracted the virus from the branch where he worked, stating that, he did not contract the virus from the branch he worked as he had been working from home since March when the lockdown order was put in place by government.

However, his friends and colleagues have continued to mourn his demise.

Udonna who died on Monday it was also gathered, graduated from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, where he studied Agricultural Extension.