Aliyu Yakubu, a medical doctor based in Katsina state, has died from the complications of the COVID-19.
The Governor of the state, Aminu Masari, revealed this at a media briefing on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
He said the doctor aged 60 died at the Nigeria Air Force Reference Hospital in Daura, three days ago.
The governor said the deceased owned a private hospital in Daura and had visited Kogi state, where he hailed from, and later travelled to Lagos.
Masari said on returning to the state, Yakubu became ill and was admitted to the hospital, where he died.
He said the deceased’s samples were taken to the Nigeria Centre for Decease Control (NCDC) for diagnosis before his death, and he was confirmed positive for coronavirus.
The governor noted that before his death, he was also diagnosed with hepatitis and hypertension three years ago.
The governor said the state medical response team is taking samples of all those that had contact with the doctor before his death.