COVID-19: Nigeria records second death

COVID-19: Nigeria records second death


Nigeria has recorded its second death from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The minster of health, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this during the presidential task force briefing on COVID-19, on Monday, in Abuja.

On the 23rd of March, Nigeria recorded its first death.

1st News reported that a former Managing Director of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Suleiman Achimugu, has died of the deadly Coronavirus.

According to findings, Achimugu, who returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom two weeks ago; began showing symptoms of the virus last Tuesday.

He eventually died around 2:00am on Monday; after coughing severely for most part of Sunday.




A family source told newsmen that the deceased informed officials of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, of his situation; and even took his blood sample for testing; but they never got back to his family until he died overnight.

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His blood sample tested positive for the virus.

“NCDC officials came to the house and took his blood specimen. Even though it tested positive; they never got back to us until he died at a hospital in Gwagwalada.

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