Coronavirus: Nigeria Records Second Death

Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire addresses the media (file image)

Nigeria’s health minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Monday confirmed the country’s second death from coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Ehanire confirmed this development at a press briefing in Abuja.

The minister warned Nigerians to protect the elderly among them, as well as those having underlying health issues, as they were the most vulnerable.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had last week Monday, March 23, confirmed the country’s first death from the virus.

The deceased, a former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Suleiman Achumugu, was said to have died at 2am on Monday.

According to NCDC, the 67-year-old had recently returned from a medical trip to United Kingdom after which he exhibited symptoms of the virus.


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