Bassey who was expected to finish with a chemical engineering degree in a few weeks passed away of coronavirus on Saturday, March 28, after purportedly being refused a number of times for the coronavirus examination in the Kalamazoo location while living off-campus, despite having a high temperature, exhaustion and also shortness of breath.
Sister of deceased, Asari Offiong said;
” I informed him to ask them to check him. He said they refused to check him. One medical staffer informed him he had respiratory disease.
” I know God has him in his presence. He loved God.”
Before his fatality, Bassey was hospitalized at Beaumont in Royal Oak as well as invested the recently on a ventilator in their critical care unit.
In a tribute to him, Head of state of Western Michigan University Edward Montgomery claimed;
” I was deeply saddened to discover of the passing of one of our students, Bassey Offiong. Bassey was a boy of massive capacity … On behalf of the whole Bronco neighborhood, I wish to prolong my inmost condolences to his whole family, including his sibling Asari, who has been generous in communicating with us regularly. They remain in our thoughts and also petitions during this tough time.”
The Kalamazoo County Health & Community Provider Division likewise released this declaration claiming;
” We are saddened to discover of the fatality of a Western Michigan University student due to COVID-19. Our thoughts are with the student’s household and also WMU as they regret the loss of an enjoyed one. We understand this trainee was not a Kalamazoo County resident; however, this virus has no boundaries when it concerns that it impacts and also how it is spread out… Stay at home as well as, if you need to go out for essential products, stay secure by taking preventative procedures.”
Bassey’s death follows the university first reported three favorable cases of coronavirus.
# 25-year-old graduating student