An official of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has reportedly died of the dreaded Coronavirus disease.
Confirming the report, Commissioner for Health, Yahaya Kanoma, disclosed that the health practitioner died on Sunday, June 5 following complications from the killer virus.
According to Kanoma, the doctor, J.J. Shalanga, who was recently posted to Zamfara State for supervision fell ill and was rushed to Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital in Gusau, the state capital but unfortunately gave up the ghost before arrival at the health centre.
The commissioner confirmed that his remain would be buried in Plateau State.
He said, “his remains have been taken to his home town in Plateau State for burial,”
Kanoma revealed that Shalanga was discovered to have died of COVID-19 when his samples were tested earlier.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported fresh 544 cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.