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Nigeria Records Second Death From Coronavirus

The Federal Government on Monday confirmed the second death from Coronavirus, COVID-19, in the country.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, announced this Monday during the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja.

The Minister said that Nigeria has 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19, saying a majority of them were persons who came in from overseas.

According to him, the highest number of confirmed cases are in Lagos and Abuja because they serve as the major gateways to the country.

He also informed the gathering that all retired but able-bodied staff of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Federal Ministry of Health were being recalled.

In his opening remarks, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, informed the audience that the briefing would be a daily event.

He explained that the purpose was to give an update and minimise the incidence of fake news in the country.

He announced that President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted a committee headed by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to care for the economic challenges that the situation may bring for the time being.

The first to die from COVID-19 in the country was Engineer Suleiman Achimugu, a former Managing Director of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC.

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