40-year-old taxi driver dies of COVID-19 in Niger state

As the nation continues its fight against Covid-19 pandemic and several measures put in place to curb the widespread of the deadly disease, Niger State has recorded its first COVID-19 death, a 40-year-old taxi driver.

This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Health and Hospital Services, Dr. Muhammad Makusidi in Minna.

Dr. Muhammad said the deceased is a 40-year-old taxi driver plying Suleja- Abuja route. He was diabetic and died shortly on arrival at the Suleja- General Hospital.

The Commissioner said a postmortem sample was taken for test and it returned positive. Makusidi said contact tracing will commence with immediate effect.

The Commissioner also disclosed that seven Almajiri returnees from Zaria, Kaduna State have tested positive for the virus and are currently receiving treatment at the state Isolation center.

In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that the wearing of face masks in Niger state, Nigeria has been declared as mandatory.

Niger state government made this known after he flagged off the commencement of wearing face mask in the state.

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