66-year-old Briton Dies of COVID-19 in Lagos


By Martins Ifijeh

A 66-year-old British citizen has died of COVID-19 in Lagos, bringing to seven the total number of deaths from the virus in Nigeria.

Announcing the death Wednesday, the Commissioner for Health, Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the deceased had come into Nigeria March 17.

He said: “Lagos has recorded another COVID-19 related death in a 66-year-old Briton, who travelled from India via Dubai to Lagos on March 17, 2020.

“As of April 7, 2020, there are 10 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed. The total of COVID-19 cases in Lagos rises to 130.

“Another COVID-19 patient was discharged after full recovery. This brings the number of discharged patients to 32,” he added.