A Spanish priest of the Enugu Diocese of the Catholic Church, Joachim Cabanyes has died of coronavirus complications.
Father Cabanyes of the Opus Dei prelature died at the isolation centre of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) and has been buried according to the safety guidelines issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The Spanish priest served the Nigerian church for over 20 years before his death.
According to a tweet shared on the Twitter handle of Opus Dei Canada;
Fr. Joachim Cabanyes of Opus Dei died to COVID in Enugu, Nigeria. He was from Madrid. On Wednesday he was rushed to isolation center as he needed oxygen. He was anointed. On Thursday, he seemed better but all of a sudden at 9:00am things changed dramatically and by 10: 15 am, he had died.