COVID-19: 55-year-old Ghanaian deacon dies on his birthday in UK

A Ghanaian by name Kenneth Yeboah has passed as a result of the COVID-19 on his birthday in the United Kingdom.

The late Kenneth Yeboah

The 55-year-old was a bus driver in the UK.

According to a report by, Yeboah died on his birthday on April 1, 2020.

He is believed to be one of 10 London transport workers who were killed by the novel virus.

His widow, Charlotte Yeboah, who gave an account of his last moments to the UK’s Evening Standard, said her husband, who was also a deacon at a church in Dagenham, had been “lively and bubbly”, leading worship on stage a little over a week before being admitted to hospital.

She noted that her husband didn’t have any underlying health problems beyond high blood pressure.

She added that the father of three had initially been in good spirits after becoming unwell and had not considered himself seriously ill.

His breathing then deteriorated rapidly and he was put on oxygen before losing his fight for life on April 1.

Mrs Yeboah said: “I wasn’t allowed to see him so I was ringing him. At first, he seemed calm but then his breathing began to get difficult. The last time I spoke to him I said, ‘just keep fighting’. In the end he was put on dialysis because his kidneys were stopping working. It was terrible.


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