-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA):
Former Managing Director of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), Suleiman Achimugu has died over night from Coronavirus. He is the first casualty in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said on Monday.
“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,” NCDC tweeted.
“He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy,” it added.
He got back from United Kingdom two weeks ago.
Information reaching Blank NEWS Online, revealed that he started exhibiting symptoms last week Tuesday. The family reported to the NCDC. The centre came to the house and took his blood specimen for test. They never got back to the family.
As of yesterday afternoon, he was coughing profusely. So they called the NCDC to inquire about his results. It turned out positive.
They were said to have picked him up and rushed him to Gwagwalada. He died at 2:00am ton Monday morning.
His family are currently under quarantine in their house. A source said the NCDC will handle the burial.