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Nigeria records first COVID-19 death

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed the first casualty from the Coronavirus in the country.

He is the former MD of PPMC, Suleiman Achimugu.

Achimugu died over the night.

He is said to have returned from the UK two weeks ago and was reported to have
started exhibiting symptoms on Tuesday.

Family sources say they reported to NCDC but his condition got bad yesterday afternoon when he was coughing profusely.

He was then rushed to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada where he died at 2am this morning.

His family are currently under quarantine in their house.

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