How Coronavirus struck dead Nigerian couple 10 days apart in UK (photos)

How Coronavirus struck dead Nigerian couple 10 days apart in UK (photos)

A Nigerian doctor and his wife have been struck dead by Coronavirus in the United Kingdom 10 days apart.

Dr James Oniah, a retired radiologist, succumbed to Covid-19 on April 24 while Mary passed away from the virus on May 4.

They both died at King George Hospital in Ilford, East London leaving behind three children as well as other family members and friends who saw them as ‘mum and dad’.

Mrs Oniah, 61, is thought to have contracted Covid-19 during her job as a Regional Director for a care home provider before her 79-year-old husband was also struck down.


The couple, who had a son and two daughters, lived in Ilford.

Oke, 25, who still lives at home, told MailOnline that his mother and father were ‘wonderful parents’ and that the family was still coming to terms with their tragic deaths but said he didn't want to say anymore.


The couple’s niece Siobhan Livingstone added that her aunt and uncle had ‘truly touched the hearts of many, gone far too soon’.

A crowd-funding page has now been set up to raise money for a funeral.






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