The Nigerian center for Disease Control, NCDC confirmed the death of a Nigerian with Coronavirus/COVID-19, Monday 23 March 2020.
This is the first death caused by the novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
The deceased is a 67 years and returned from London where he went for medical treatment.
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 pic.twitter.com/A7STOjTQeW
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 23, 2020
Earlier NCDC revealed that 5 new cases have been recorded in Nigeria which bring the total number of Coronavirus/COVID-19 case to 36