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Breaking: Nigeria records first death case of coronavirus



Death case

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the first death case of coronavirus on Monday, 23rd.

67-year-old year-old male who returned to Nigeria following medical treatment in the United Kingdom.

Death case

“He had underlying medical conditions – multiple myeloma and diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy,” the NCDC said.

The deceased is Suleiman Achimugu, a former managing director of the Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC).

According to a statement by his family, Achimugu died on Sunday, March 22 while receiving treatment at a specialist hospital after he tested positive.

“He has since been buried according to Islamic rites,” the statement read.

Achimugu is Nigeria’s 36th confirmed case of coronavirus in a total of six states – Lagos, FCT, Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti, and Edo.

Mahi Dare, is a writer who writes what's right. A lover of art and addicted to what is good.


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