BREAKING: Coronavirus Kills One in Nigeria

In News 2020-03-23 09:57:49
BREAKING: Coronavirus Kills One in Nigeria
BREAKING: Coronavirus Kills One in Nigeria

Ufuoma Egbamuno


Nigeria has recorded its first death as a result of the Coronavirus.


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the confirmation on its official Twitter handle.


“The first #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded,” NCDC said in its statement.


It went to explain that the “case was a 67 year old male who returned home following medical treatment in UK.


Earlier on Monday, the NCDC announced five more new cases of the Coronavirus. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 36.


The breakdown from the NCDC shows that of the five, two are in Lagos, two in Abuja and one in Edo State.


Late Sunday night, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar confirmed that his son was one of the confirmed cases of the Coronavirus.


Crucially, two patients have been discharged. One of them is the first confirmed case, an Italian who was treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos.