A 60-year-old US national visiting Delta state has died after reportedly showing symptoms of COVID-19, Sahara Reporters reports.
Hafiz Inuwa, the commissioner of police in the state, who confirmed the incident said the woman was in Nigeria to visit her male friend. According to him, the 60-year-old was kept in a hotel in Warri for sometime before being relocated to another hotel around Orerokpe.
“While they were together for about a week, the woman was coughing and having difficulty in breathing and stooling. So, she was taken to a hospital on Saturday when her condition became worse and eventually died,” Inuwa said.
He said the male friend is with the police in Orerokpe. The police chief said he called the attention of the commissioner for health in Delta to the development so as to contact the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in view of the symptoms shown by the deceased.
Inuwa warned policemen to be careful in dealing with the said male friend in order not to get infected with the disease. Delta has recorded 17 cases of COVID-19.
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