Nigeria Records First Death From Covid-19

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Former MD of PPMC Suleiman Achimugu becomes first to die from Covid 19 (Coronavirus) in Nigeria today. According to the Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC). 

The deceased, a 67-year-old male was said to have returned from the UK where he had gone for a medical procedure. He had medical conditions including myeloma, and diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy.

He arrived from the UK about 2 weeks ago but did not show any symptoms until 5 days ago. According to family, after reporting to the NCDC, his blood was taken for testing and they never got the test results back.

By Sunday afternoon, his symptoms were more intense and so the family called the NCDC to ask about the test results. It turned out positive.

He was picked up and rushed to Gwagwalada where he died by 2 a.m this morning. His family is currently under quarantine in their house.

He was in the same flight as Muhammad Atiku. The NDCD will handle the funeral.

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