Doctor ‘exposed to COVID-19 patient’ dies in Lagos


Chugbo Emeka, a medical doctor has died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), after being exposed to a COVID-19 patient at his private clinic.

The Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) announced the news on their Twitter handle.

The doctor was said to have died on Wednesday, at the isolation ward of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

This development comes as Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, announced the discharge of 16 COVID-19 patients, bringing the state’s total number of discharged patients to 85.

The 16 patients included 14 from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, and two from the Onikan isolation centre.

They were discharged after testing negative twice consecutively to COVID-19.

As of April 14, 2020, a total of 373 cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in 19 states across Nigeria and the federal capital territory (FCT). Of that figure, 214 were recorded in Lagos.


Aneta Felix

Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.

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