Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that Nigeria has recorded its first death from Coronavirus.
The agency said the victim, Suleiman Achumugu, former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), died at 2am on March 22.
According to NCDC’s tweet, the deceased, an indigene of Kogi state, was said to have returned from the United Kingdom two weeks ago.
The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67 year old male who returned home following medical treatment in UK
He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy
Our thoughts are with his family pic.twitter.com/A7STOjTQeW
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 23, 2020
He was said to have started exhibiting the symptoms of the virus on March 17 and the case was reported to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) who took his blood specimen for a test.
It was gathered that he tested positive and was evacuated to the specialist hospital, Gwagwalada in Abuja but died while receiving treatment.
According to a source, his family members reportedly under quarantine in their house.