BREAKING: Nigeria records first COVID-19 death
March. 23, 2020
Nigeria, on Monday, recorded its first death from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Nigerian Centre for Disease and Control (NCDC) reported death after confirming five new cases.
“The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in the UK.
“He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy. Our thoughts are with his family.” the center disclosed.
So far, there are thirty-five confirmed cases of COVID19 in Nigeria, Lagos has 24, FCT – 6, Ogun – 2, Ekiti- 1, Oyo- 1, and Edo- 1.
The Nigerian government has shut down all international airports, banned public gatherings, and closed down schools.