SAN FRANCISCO, March 23, (THEWILL) – Nigeria has recorded its first death from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the death in its update on the virus on Monday.
The deceased is Suleiman Achumugu, former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) who died at 2am on Monday.
He was an indigene of Kogi state and was said to have returned from the United Kingdom two weeks ago.
He was said to have started exhibiting the symptoms of the virus on Tuesday and the case was reported to the NCDC who took his blood specimen for a test.
He tested positive and was evacuated to the specialist hospital, Gwagwalada in Abuja but died while receiving treatment.
According to a source, his family members are reportedly under quarantine at their home.