SWITZERLAND, MARCH 23 – Nigeria has recorded its first death from the novel coronavirus(Covid 19). According to the National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC), the victim was a 67-year-old with underlying medical conditions.
“The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67 year old male who returned home following medical treatment in UK. He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy Our thoughts are with his family, ” the NCDC tweeted on Monday morning.
Meanwhile, Nigeria has recorded a total of 36 confirmed cases across 6 states and the FCT as at Monday morning.
Five new cases were confirmed on Monday morning: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Edo
2 cases are returning travellers from the UK