COVID-19 cases in Nigeria hits 131 confirmed, two deaths
The statistics of Corona Virus outbreak in Nigeria has continued to rise with 131 confirmed cases and two deaths.
The second death was that of Mr Christogonus Osuagwu, a businessman in the hospitality industry based in Owerri, Imo state capital.
Osuagwu was said to have returned from his trip to Europe, where Corona Virus disease is wreaking havoc but failed to submit himself to test as directed by the Federal Government.
Rather, the deceased flew in Abuja, the nation’s capital where he died.
“All efforts by NCDC to trace him proved abortive and moves by security operatives to get him at his hotel for forceful quarantine did not yield positive results.
“The hotel located at Umuguma in Owerri had been shut down by the Imo State Government while all the guests quarantined.
“His immediate family whom he visited in Ahiazu Mbaise as soon as he came back from Europe have also been quarantined, the report said.
The first COVID-19 related death in Nigeria was late Suleiman Achimugu, a former Managing Director of Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) who died on March 22.
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control said the number of confirmed cases in the country has risen to 131 after confirmation of addition 20 cases on March 30.
The centre advised Nigerians to observe best personal hygiene possible, avoid getting close to people and obey the stay indoors order in other not to contact the disease.