The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported the first confirmed death from coronavirus in the country.
NCDC shared the news on their Twitter, revealing that the deceased was a 67-year-old man with underlying medical conditions of multiple myeloma and diabetes.
He recently returned from the UK where he was undergoing a medical procedure, the NCDC revealed.
The centre had earlier in the day confirmed 35 cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.
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
Please, guys, don’t forget to not panic and stay safe. Practice social distancing as much as you can, and don’t go out unless you absolutely have to.