CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

NEWS UPDATE: Corona-Virus Cases Rises in Lagos, Abuja and 1st DEATH Recorded

The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has posted a new confirmation of  Coronavirus cases in Lagos and Abuja on Twitter.

The update was posted with NCDC’s Official Twitter Handle on Monday night.

This was their twits as recorded from their twitter page:

“Four new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria. 3 are in Lagos State and 1 in FCT. Two of these cases are returning travellers

“As at 11:00pm on the 23rd of March, there are 40 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death recorded,” the tweet read.

On another twit, they also confirmed that  They have recorded the first Corona-virus Death in Nigeria, Their twit went as follows:

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

 

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Today the disease has been declared a global pandemic.

Further more, a former Managing Director of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Suleiman Achimugu, reportedly died of Coronavirus this morning.

PPMC is a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

He returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom a fortnight ago and started showing symptoms of the virus last Tuesday.

Achimugu was said to have kicked the bucket around 2:00am on Monday.

 

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