- Professor Akin Abayomi has announced that a 32-year-old Dubai returnee has died in Lagos
- The Lagos state commissioner for health earlier said that the Nigerian died of coronavirus
- Abayomi has, however, regretted the announcement, saying the deceased's COVID-19 test is still being awaited
A 32-year-old Nigerian recently evacuated from Dubai has died in Lagos, the commissioner for health in the state, Prof Akin Abayomi, has said.
The commissioner, who made the disclosure via his Twitter page on Tuesday, May 12, said the Nigerian died of coronavirus.
However, in an update on Twitter, Abayomi said it was a presumed coronavirus-related death, adding that the test result of the deceased is not yet out.
According to him, he regrets any misinterpretation his earlier announcement must have caused, adding that the test result will be published once it is out.
Legit.ng recalls that the federal government had on May 6 evacuated 256 Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates.
In other news, Mauritius has declared that it is officially free of the deadly coronavirus that has taken the world by storm, becoming the second African country to declare virus-free status after infection.
According to the island nation’s official COVID-19 page, 322 people had recovered out of the 332 confirmed cases so far. 10 people have since died.
May 11 marked the fifteenth consecutive day that the no-new-case was recorded in the country.
A lockdown, however, remains in place to contain the possible spread of the virus.
Weeks ago, Mauritania declared itself coronavirus-free after six coronavirus patients recovered and left the hospital, while one person succumbed to the virus.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian teacher teaching French in Ibadan, Oyo state, had embraced okada riding as schools remain closed over the deadly COVID-19 the country is battling with.
The unidentified teacher said since there was nothing he could do as schools had been shut, he decided to use his bike to make money.
He said since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Oyo, the people of the state have been suffering, adding that his colleagues no longer have no means of livelihood.
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