Nigeria has recorded the first case of death to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, made the announcement on Monday via its verified Twitter handle.
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According to NCDC, the victim who died at the temporary Coronavirus Isolation Centre of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada this morning at about 2am, was a retiree of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. He returned 10 days ago from the United Kingdom, and was on self-isolation before he developed complications from the virus and later died.
He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma and diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy.