Nigeria has confirmed its first coronavirus death.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the confirmation on its official Twitter handle.
The patient is a 67-year-old man who returned to the country following medical treatment in the UK.
“The 1st COVID-19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in the UK,” the tweet said.
Meanwhile, NCDC said Nigeria now has new 36 cases of coronavirus recorded in Abuja, Lagos and Edo.