A medical doctor resident in Daura, Katsina State of Nigeria has been declared dead of coronavirus. He was said to have returned from Lagos State last week
The state governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari who announced this at a news briefing in the state capital today, April 7, gave the name of the deceased as Dr. Aliyu Yakubu. He died of the virus at the Airforce Reference Hospital in Daura.
The governor said that Dr. Yakubu had previously been diagnosed with hypatitis and hypertension, but that samples from the National Centre for Disease Control indicated that he died of coronavirus.
He said that the state’s medical response team was combing the neighborhood of the deceased Coronavirus patient to identify and quarantine the people he had interacted with after his return from Lagos.
Governor Masari said that isolation centres have been prepared to quarantine as many people as had come in contact with the deceased.