Reports reaching us indicated that Nigeria has recorded first death from coronavirus.
It was gathered that the death was that of the former Managing Director of PPMC, Suleiman Achimugu. He died at about 2am today at Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital.
He was said to have got back from UK two weeks ago and started exhibiting symptoms of the virus on Tuesday last week.
It was learnt that the family reported the matter to the NCDC whose officials took his blood specimen for testing but before they got back to the family, his condition was getting worse.
“As of yesterday afternoon, he was coughing profusely. So they called the NCDC to inquire about his results and it turned out positive. They picked him up and rushed him to Gwagwalada. He died at 2am this morning.
“His family are currently under quarantine in their house.”