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Coronavirus kills first Nigerian in Abuja

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Nigeria has recorded its first death due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the former MD of Pipelines and Product Marketing Company [PPMC], Suleiman Achimugu, who died over night from coronavirus.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Achimugu, 67-year-old, returned following a medical procedure in the United Kingdom.

He got back from UK 2 weeks ago and started exhibiting symptoms on Tuesday.

The family reported to the NCDC who came to the house and took his blood specimen.

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 where he died at 2am this morning.

His family are currently under quarantine in their house.

The NCDC said it will handle the burial.

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