Lagos State Deputy Governor Dr. Obafemi Hamzat on Sunday broke his silence on the death of his half brother who died of complications arising from coronavirus during the week.
Dr. Haroun Hamzat a medical doctor at the Primary Health Centre Orile Agege, died after few days of of diagnosis at the isolation centre.
The state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association had broken the news of his death during the week.
Saying the disease is real, the Deputy Governor said his brother died helping patients who had contracted the virus.
He said, “This week, I lost my 37 years old younger brother, Dr. Haroun Hamzat to COVID19.
“He was hardworking and well loved,helping a lot of patents at the Lagos primary healthcare centre in Orile, Agege.”
Warning residents of the veracity of the virus, Hamzat said “COVID19 does not respect anyone & this second wave is affecting across age groups.”
The second wave of the infections has claimed many lives just as government continues to sensitise Nigerians to the need to keep safe.