Nigeria has recorded its first death from the global epidemic Covid-19, Coronavirus.
The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) broke the news on their Twitter page @NCDCgov, stating that a 67-year-old man who returned from the UK after a medical procedure.
The tweet reads:
The 1st death from #COVID19 in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67 year old male who returned following a medical procedure in UK.
He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes, and was undergoing chemotherapy
Our thoughts are with his family.
He was pronounced died at 2:00 am on Monday 23rd March 2020 . The deceased is an incident of the state and was said to have started showing the symptoms of the virus last Tuesday. It was reported that his case was reported to the NCDC where his blood was taken for a test and it come back positive for the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
He was taken to the specialist hospital, Gwagwalada in Abuja but died while receiving treatment.