Category: Health

How a Somali community took on a Minnesota meatpacking plant to contain a Covid-19 outbreak

By Chidinma Irene Nwoye | Quartz Africa

Six years ago, then 27-year-old Nimo Ibrahim started her new job deboning chickens at Pilgrim’s Pride in Cold Spring, Minnesota. For the young Somali refugee and single mother of three, the job was a lifeline as she had no other skills.

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Ilhan Omar’s Father Dies From Complications of Covid-19

By Christine Hauser | The New York Times

Representative Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota, said late Monday that her father had died from complications of Covid-19.

“It is with tremendous sadness and pain to say goodbye to my father, Nur Omar Mohamed,” she said on Twitter. “No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew and loved him.”

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Kenyan Villagers in Kisii follow kin’s burial in Minnesota via Zoom

By Capital News

A Kenyan-American, Dr. Thomas Nyambane, who died of Coronavirus in the United States, has been buried in Minnesota with his kin in Kenya following his burial via zoom. Dr. Nyambane’s body could not be transported back to Kenya due to travel restrictions around the world.

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Covid-19: 41 Ghanaians Evacuated From USA arrive Accra

By ModernGhana

Some 41 Ghanaians who were in Washington DC, USA, have arrived in Ghana. Most of them were students who went on an exchange program sponsored by the State Department of the United States of America.

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Another Kenyan succumbs to Covid-19 complications in Minneapolis, Minnesota

By Collins K’ebwato | KDRTV

A Kenyan American Mr. Richard Mumia Shimaka died last week in the US due to Covid-19 complications, raising the number of Kenyans who have died in the Diaspora through symptoms related to the deadly Corona Virus in the USA.

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Covid-19: 33 Ghanaians Have Died In New York – Ghana’s US Ambassador

Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Baffour Adjei Bawuah has disclosed that a lot Ghanaians have died from COVID-19 in that country.

“Quite a number of Ghanaians have been affected and indeed we have 33 people who have been verified to have died from the disease in New York alone,” he said.

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Coronavirus kills 20 Ghanaians in the United States

By Rayliza

Twenty (20) Ghanaians living in the United States (US) have died after contracting the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The figures were disclosed by officials of the Ghana Embassy in the United States of America (USA). The victims are reportedly members of the Ghanaian community, most of whom reside in New York and New Jersey.

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Worker From Congo Dies After COVID-19 Outbreak at Iowa Plant

By Associated Press

An immigrant from Congo who worked at the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Waterloo has died of the coronavirus, the company confirmed. The Congolese community in Waterloo has been mourning the death of Axel Kabeya, which several members announced on social media.

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COVID-19: First batch of stranded Nigerians depart U.S.

By PM News | News Agency of Nigeria

About 160 Nigerians, including eight infants, who made the first batch of Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have returned back home. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the evacuees returned aboard an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 aircraft under the special flight arrangements by the Federal Government for nationals stranded abroad.

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Fear keeps undocumented immigrants from hospitals despite coronavirus

By AFP

Fear of deportation. Fear of facing an unpayable bill. Fear of becoming a “public charge” and unable to obtain legal status. These are some of the reasons undocumented migrants including Africans are avoiding hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, many have contracted the disease and died, and the novel coronavirus is spreading with little check in the community.

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