BREAKING: Coronavirus spreads across 6 states, first death recorded

Lagos leads the chart of most confirmed cases of the virus.

Monday, March 23, 2020

/ by National Pivot

Nigeria's first victim of the novel coronavirus has been announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

According to a tweet on Monday by the agency, it said the victim is a 67 year old male who returned home following medical treatment in the UK.

Sahara Reporters identified the victim as Mr. Suleiman Achimugu, a former Managing Director of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

The tweet by NCDC also put confirmed cases of the COVID-19 at 36, spread across 6 states of the Federation. These states include Lagos with 25 cases, FCT 6, Ogun 2, with Ekiti, Oyo and Edo States recording a single case each.

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