Former MD of PPMC Suleiman Achimugu died over night from Coronavirus. He is the first casualty in Nigeria.
He got back from United Kingdom two weeks ago.
The family reported to NCDC when he started exhibiting symptoms last week Tuesday. The centre visited the house and took his blood specimen for test. They never got back to the family.
As of yesterday afternoon, he was coughing profusely. So they called the NCDC to inquire about his results. It turned out positive.
They picked him up and rushed him to Gwagwalada. He died at 2am this morning.
Statement issued by NCDC indicated that the 67 year old deceased had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy before he contracted the Coronavirus.
His family are currently under quarantine in their house. The NCDC will handle the burial.