Nigeria records 1st Coronavirus death


Nigeria has announced its first death caused by a coronavirus in the country.

This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, March 23, 2020.

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

“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.



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