Coronavirus: 56-year-old man dies of COVID-19 in Lagos
- A 56-year-old Nigerian citizen who recently returned from the United States of America dies of COVID-19 related complications in Lagos
- The death of the US returnee was disclosed by the Lagos state commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayomi
- Abayomi states that the demise of the US returnee brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos to six
The Lagos state commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has disclosed that a 56-year-old Nigerian citizen, male, who recently returned from the United States of America, has died of COVID-19 related complications in the state.
Abayomi who made the disclosure in a tweet on Tuesday, April 14, stated that the demise of the US returnee brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos to six.
He said the total number of COVID-19 patients in Lagos that have recovered and discharged are now 61.
Meanwhile, Muhammad Babandede, the comptroller general of Nigeria Immigration Service, has tested negative twice to the Covid-19 infection following two-weeks of self-isolation.
Sunday James, the service public relations officer of Nigeria's Immigration Service, made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday, April 14, in Abuja, NAN reports.
James said the news of Babandede testing negative twice after self-isolation came with great relief and thanks to God.
Nigerians have been enjoined to keep faith alive and adhere strictly to medical and health care advice, including physical distancing, as well as safe healthy practices of washing of hands with soap.
James added that the use of sanitizers, wearing of face masks, and every professional advice given by the NCDC for the good and well-being of all should be taken seriously.
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In another report, Nigeria’s minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said the country does not have the capacity and resources to bring back Nigerians in the diaspora who want to come home immediately due to the coronavirus pandemic. Globally, many people including Nigerians are stranded in various countries not of their origin due to the lockdown in most of the world's major cities.
He also revealed that the Nigerian government is currently liaising with some airlines as well as the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency, to ensure the safe arrival of Nigerian citizens abroad.
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