A staff of Union Bank, on Monday, died of coronavirus in Lagos.
Afriupdate reports that the management of Union Bank on Monday confirmed the death in an internal memo by its Chief Executive Officer, Emeka Emuwa which was made public on Monday.
The staff died while on treatment for coronavirus at the Infectious Disease Center in Yaba, Lagos.
The memo read: “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 died in the early hours of today (Monday, May 4th) while being treated at the Infectious Disease Center in Yaba, Lagos.”
EMUWA, however, added that the staff has been working remotely since March, therefore no cause for alarm in any of its branches.
Meanwhile, the world has recorded over 250, 000 coronavirus related deaths. Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University said the death toll passed 250,000 over the weekend and has been increasing by over 100,000 deaths since April 17.
The coronavirus outbreak first hit some of the world’s largest economies. After originating in China, Italy and Spain were particularly hard hit. The U.S. now leads the world in the number of people who have contracted COVID-19 and those who have died from the disease.