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JUST IN: NCDC Supervisor, COVID-19 Task Force VC Both Die Of Coronavirus

A supervisor posted to Zamfara State by the Nigeria Centre for the Disease Control, Dr. J.J. Shalanga, has died of COVID-19.
Shalanga had been in the state since the beginning of the spread of the disease three months ago.

According to the Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Yahaya Kanoma, Shalanga fell ill and was rushed to the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, but died before reaching the hospital.

The commissioner said when his samples were tested, it was discovered that he died of coronavirus.

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

Also, the Vice Chairman of the Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Godwin Achinge, has died of coronavirus complications.

A member of the committee on Sunday said Achinge, who had earlier tested positive for the virus, died on Sunday at an undisclosed hospital in Jos, Plateau State.

The source said, “Yes, we lost Prof. Achingi this afternoon. He was also the Deputy Vice Chancellor  (Academics) of Benue State University, Makurdi.”

The state Commissioner for Information and the member of the committee on COVID-19, Mrs Ngunan Addingi, said she had yet to confirm the report from the chairman of the state action committee on COVID-19 and deputy governor of the state, Benson Abounu.

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