CORONAVIRUS: Nigeria records first death


Nigeria has recorded its first death from coronavirus.


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the death in its update on the virus on Monday.

It said the 67-year-old deceased had underlying medical issues and was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.

The patient, Suleiman Achimugu, former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), died at 2 am on Monday.

It was further revealed that the deceased, who happened to be a native of Kogi state returned home from the UK two weeks ago.

According to him, he started exhibiting symptoms of the virus on Tuesday and the case was reported to the NCDC who later took his blood sample for a test.

However, He tested positive and was taken to the specialist hospital, Gwagwalada in Abuja but died while receiving treatment.


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