NCDC official supervising COVID-19 response in Zamfara dies of disease


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

The deceased named J.J. Shalanga, was posted to Zamfara to supervise the spread and control of COVID-19 since the beginning of the spread of the disease in April, 2020.

According to the state commissioner of health, Yahaya Kanoma, 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.

The state has confirmed 76 cases of COVID-19 with five deaths while 71 persons have recovered from the disease.


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