Nigeria confirms first fatality from coronavirus -NCDC

PUBLISHED: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:29:38 GMT


LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigeria confirmed its first fatality from coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said in a tweet on Monday.

The patient was a 67-year-old man who returned following a medical procedure in the United Kingdom with underlying medical conditions including multiple myeloma and diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy, the NCDC said.

(Reporting by Libby George; editing by Jason Neely)

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