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Former PPMC MD Becomes first to Die of Covid-19 in Nigeria


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The former MD of PPMC Suleiman Achimugu died over night as a result of corona virus pandemic.

He is the first casualty in Nigeria. He got back from UK 2 weeks ago. He started exhibiting symptoms on Tuesday.

The family reported to the NCDC.

NCDC came to the house and took his blood specimen.

The Family of Late former MD of PPMC in statement released said , “he died of COVID 19 on 22/03/2020 some days after he arrived Nigeria from the UK.

“He was in self isolation upon his return from the UK and personally called NCDC after experiencing some discomfort that are related to COVID 19 symptoms.

“He tested positive and was promptly evacuated to the specialist hospital. He died while recieving treatment.

“We implore the general public to pray upon his soul and the recovery of infected persons .Your thoughts and prayers would be appreciated.

“Please maintain the public social distancing and restriction advice as we all walk through this very difficult time.

“He has since been buried according to Islamic rites.May Allah SWA have mercy on him.”

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