Nigeria records second Coronavirus death as confirmed cases hit 40 




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ABUJA – Nigeria late Monday night, March 23, 2020, recorded a second death from raging Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

announcement made by Nigeria Centre for Control (), which earlier in the day broke the news the country’s first death in the person Engr. Suleiman Achimugu, a former Managing Director the Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC).  

The did not disclose the identity the second casualty even as it announced four take the number confirmed in Nigeria 40.

It disclosed that three the additional cases are in State and the remaining in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The update revealed that two of these cases are returning travellers.

“As of 11:00pm on the 23rd of March, there are 40 confirmed cases of COVID19 in Nigeria.

“Two of the number confirmed have been discharged while death has been recorded,” the Centre said.

The global death toll from the novel Coronavirus presently stands at over 15,000. (News Express)