Nigeria records first COVID19 death

Obinwannem News Nigeria records first COVID19 death

Nigeria has recorded the first death from the coronavirus pandemic, a global health crisis that is sweeping across many nations. According to the Center for Disease Control, NCDC on Monday.

”The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in the UK,” NCDC tweeted.

“He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy,” they said.

Suleiman Achimugu was a former managing director of Pipelines and Product Marketing Company.

His family in a press statement sent to The Guardian said: “he died of COVID 19 on 22/03/2020 some days after he arrived in Nigeria from the UK.”

“He was in self-isolation upon his return from the UK and personally called NCDC after experiencing some discomfort that are related to COVID 19 symptoms,” the family spokesman Abubakar Achimugu said in the statement.

“He tested positive and was promptly evacuated to the specialist hospital. He died while receiving treatment,” the statement added.

Chukwugozie Okeke reporting, Obinwannem News

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