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Medical doctor dies of covid-19 in Lagos, after exposure to another covid-19 patient

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A Nigerian medical doctor, Chugbo Emeka, has passed on after being exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Lagos.

Dr. Chugbo Emeka was a private medical practitioner, who died yesterday April 15, at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital isolation ward.

The Nigeria Medical Association Lagos state chapter announced this via Twitter, and wrote;

NMA LAGOS regrets to announce the death of Dr. Chugbo Emeka at the LUTH isolation ward. He died on 15/04/2020.He was a Private Medical Practitioner who was exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19. We condole with his family and the medical community for this painful loss. NMA Lagos”

A friend of the deceased,  Emeka Okoro, wrote

First case of Nigerian Doctor who has fallen to the #COVID?19 here in Nigeria. Dr Emeka Chugbo MBBS Lagos (1990), a LUTH trained Consultant. Pray God gives his family the strength to bear his loss. So sad now!!! May His Soul Rest in Peace!!!

Lagos remains the epicenter of the Coronarus pandemic in Nigeria with 214 confirmed cases and 7 deaths. 

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