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Sunday, 29 March 2020

American Dies of Coronavirus in Nigeria!


By Rotimi Ojomoyela

ADO-EKITI—THE Ekiti State government, yesterday, confirmed the death of an American, who died of the Corona virus. It also disclosed the positive case of the virus in a patient in the State.

The American, who was 27 years old, was visiting Nigeria from Richmond, Virginia, USA, in the company of his caregiver, a Nigerian female age 31, of Ekiti origin.

The Ekiti State Taskforce on Covid-19 said the state recorded an incidence of a Nigerian male, 38 years old, of Ekiti origin, who tested positive to Covid-19.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, had disclosed a positive case of Coronavirus in a patient in Ekiti State.

In a statement the Covid 19 Taskforce said: “The confirmed case is suspected to have been infected while driving an American Caucasian, male, 27 years old, who was visiting Nigeria from Richmond, Virginia, USA, in the company of his caregiver, a Nigerian female Age 31, of Ekiti origin.”

The statement, which was signed by Ekiti State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Mojisola Yaya Kolade, added that the American and his Nigerian female caregiver, arrived Nigeria on 3rd March 2020 through the Muritala Mohammed International Airport Lagos.

The statement reads: “Preliminary investigations revealed that the pair were driven by our confirmed case to Ibadan, where they stayed for two weeks, and arrived Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State on 13th March 2020.

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