COVID-19: NCDC official in Zamfara dies of disease


A supervisor at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), JJ Shalanga, has died of COVID-19 complications.

Shalanga, who was posted to Zamfara to supervise the spread and control of the disease, died on Sunday.

The deceased has reportedly been in the state since the beginning of the spread of the disease.

According to Yahaya Kanoma, the state commissioner of health, the deceased fell ill and was being taken to Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, when he died.

Kanoma said it was discovered he died of COVID-19 when his samples were tested.

“His remains have been taken to his home town in Plateau State for burial,” he said.

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