He is the first casualty of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
In a statement by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC):
“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 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
His family are said to have reported to the NCDC soon after, with the health authorities coming to the house to take a blood sample.
It was leant they never got back to the family.
As of Sunday afternoon, the former PPMC MD was coughing profusely, and the NCDC was called to inquire about his results.
The result was positive.
He was picked up and rushed to the hospital at Gwagwalada, FCT.
Achimugu died at 2 am Monday morning.
His family members are currently under quarantine in their house.
It was gathered that the NCDC will handle the burial – Daily Sun.