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Nigeria records first coronavirus death


Nigeria has recorded the first coronavirus death, Nigeria Center for Disease Control said on Monday.


Nigeria records first coronavirus death

The former Managing Director of Pipeline and Product Marketing Company, PPMC, Suleiman Achimugu,died early Monday morning, reportedly from the dreaded scourge. Achimugu who died at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, is the first casualty in Nigeria.

The deceased, who had returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom just two weeks ago, according to findings, developed the COVID-19 symptoms last Tuesday.

It was gathered that the deceased family contacted the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC which later took his blood specific upon coming to his personal house for the purpose.

He died at 2am this morning. His families are currently under quarantine in their house. The NCDC will handle the burial.” An enquiry sent to NCDC for official confirmation was yet to be replied to at the time of sending this report.

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