Covid-19: Fear as mysterious deaths hit Jos

Covid-19: Fear as mysterious deaths hit Jos

- Plateau state has been hit by suspected mysterious death amid Covid-19 crisis

- About 50 deaths have been recorded in Jos North LGA within three weeks

- Authorities said they are monitoring the incident as corpses will now be registered before burial

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Fast taking the Kano way, Plateau state has been hit by what appeared to be a mysterious death after about 50 people were said to have died and buried in various cemeteries within three weeks.

The incident, which came amid Covid-19 crisis, has now plunged the authorises of Jos North local government area of the state into palpable fear.

According to a report contained in ThisDay, deaths brought for burial in some of the cemeteries including the one at the Zaria road have suddenly surged as grave diggers expressed concern.

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"We don’t know the cause of the deaths but we are worried that the number has recently increased," a resident of the community said.

"In the past three weeks, the rate at which bodies are brought here for burial has doubled compared to the previous times. This afternoon alone we have buried five persons, we may still burry more.”

Covid-19: Fear as mysterious deaths hit Jos

About 50 deaths have been buried in Jos North LGA within three weeks.
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Shehu Bala Usman, chairman of the local government where the incident occurred, said the community, amid other top measures, has opened death register in all the cemeteries.

He confirmed the mysterious death in the community and stated that corpses can no longer be buried without following the protocol again.

Usman said the authorities of the local government will compare the figure to the previous one.

He, however, noted there must be data and indices before the authorities "can establish that there is a mysterious death on a large scale."

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Meanwhile, reported earlier that following the number of mysterious unexplained deaths and burials in Kano state, the federal government has finally revealed the cause.

According to Daily Trust, the government explained that with circumstantial evidence, investigation suggests that COVID-19 may have caused between 50-60% of the unexplained deaths.

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the minister of health, disclosed this on Monday, June 8, at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

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