Mmaete Greg died in the UK (C) The Punch
The deceased, a 64-year-old woman from Ikot Nya in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, passed away in London, where she resided.

Mrs Mmaete Greg tested positive for the coronavirusand was admitted to hospital in the UK, where she received treatment at the Intensive care Unit. She however died on Monday, March 6, a close relative, Edoamaowo Udeme, confirmed on social media.

“Goodbye Aunty Mmaete Mercy, may you be our first and last coronavirus sacrifice in our family. I pray your husband and children come out of this sad situation. I feel for Janet, Wendy, Albert and your beloved Cherish. I feel for your husband Greg,” Edoamaowo wrote on Facebook.

She also confirmed the sad incident to The Punch, disclosing that her late aunt lived and worked in the UK for over 40 years and later retired from the service of the Metropolitan Police years before her death.

Meanwhile, the five COVID-19 patients in Akwa Ibom state are stable and in good condition, according to the state government.

Governor Udom Emmanuel has also announced that plans are in the works for the development of a 300-bed Isolation Centre in Ituk Mbang, Uruan LGA of the state.

The new isolation centre will add to the existing one in Ikot Ekpene LGA and the Ibom Specialist Hospital, Uyo.

Away from Akwa Ibom, seventeen new cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria on Friday have taken the total number of cases to 305; 58 have been discharged with 7 deaths