A Nigerian doctor, Dr Aliyu Yakubu have been confirmed dead in Katsina state after testing positive to Coronavirus.
The news of his death was confirmed by the State government on Monday.
According to reports, the 60 year old died at the Nigeria Air Force Reference Hospital, Daura three days ago.
The state governor, Gov. Aminu Masari, who made the disclosure at a press conference on Tuesday in Katsina, said that the deceased, owned a private hospital in Daura and had visited his home state, Kogi, from where he traveled to Lagos some weeks ago.
The governor noted that after returning to the state, the deceased fell sick and was admitted at the hospital, where he died three days ago.
Governor Maseru said the deceased samples were taken to the Nigeria Centre for Decease Control (NCDC) for diagnosis before his death and was diagnosed positive to Coronavirus.
According to him, the deceased samples showed COVID-19 positive.
“Before his death, he was also diagnosed for hepatitis and hypertension, three years ago,” he said.
The governor said that the state medical response team was in Daura taking samples of all those that had contact with the man before his death.