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American Man Dies Of Coronavirus In Ekiti State Nigeria

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American Man Dies Of Suspected Coronavirus Infection In Ekiti State

An American man  has been confirmed dead by the Ekiti State Taskforce on COVID-19 led by Governor Kayode Fayemi.

Ekiti State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, did not give the name of the 27-year-old American in a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday.

She said a 38-year-old Ekiti indigene, who drove the American who arrived the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos from Richmond, Virginia, United States and his 31-year-old Nigerian caregiver, from Lagos to Ibadan and Ado-Ekiti, tested positive for COVID-19.

He has been placed in isolation, she added.

The Ekiti indigene is one of the five new COVID-19 cases announced yesterday in Abuja by Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.

The commissioner added that the test on the American, who took ill a few days after arriving the Ekiti State capital from Ibadan, Oyo State, and later died, was “inconclusive” But his female care-giver’s result was negative. She is however to remain in isolation for now.

Yaya-Kolade explained that the American and the care-giver were driven from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos to Ibadan by the 38-year-old man , where they stayed for two weeks before arriving Ado Ekiti on March 13.

She added that the American was admitted into an private hospital from where he was rushed to a tertiary hospital where he died of complications of a yet-to-be determined illness.

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  1. Kehinde Oluwole

    March 19, 2020 at 6:01 AM

    I think he was hired to bring corona to Nigeria just like the Liberian who brought Ebola, Nigeria should get ready for a resurgence

  2. John. Dash

    March 19, 2020 at 8:29 AM

    @Kehinde, that’s how you guys start rumors that makes no sense.

  3. Ace

    March 19, 2020 at 9:22 AM

    The American does have a care-giver, meaning he was probably aged or sickly. His immunity is already compromised.

  4. Mimia

    March 20, 2020 at 7:22 AM

    Too sad d americana dont make it , even his nig care giver might be f .s worker too sad to hear

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