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Update – American woman who died in a hotel where she lodged with her lover tests negative to Covid-19


Delta state government has ruled out Coronavirus as the cause of death of the 67-year-old American woman who died at a hotel in Osubi, Orerokpe under Okpe Local Government Area of the state on Sunday May 10, where she was lodged with her young Nigerian boyfriend.

The late American met her Nigerian lover on the internet and she came down to Nigeria on March 10th to be with him. They lodged in the hotel until she became ill on Sunday,  and she was rushed to the hospital where the doctors pronounced her dead.

The state government via its Twitter handle, has dismissed claims that she probably died of Covid-19, saying the test carried out on her showed she was negative for the virus. The boyfriend also tested negative. 

”Today, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye, announced that the #COVID19 test results of the 67-year old caucasian woman that slumped and died in Osubi, Okpe LGA of Delta State on Sunday has turned out negative.

Dr. Ononye further stated that the young man suspected to be the deceased’s boyfriend also tested negative to #COVID9 as samples of him were also taken for testing.” the tweet read


  1. What was the cause of death? The autopsy should find out. If it’s not COVID19 then what is it? Was she tested for COVID19 before or after death? When exactly did she die and what we’re the complaints before death? How did she get from USA to a village in Delta State? We cannot approach this issue in a shoddy manner. This is an international issue and Delta State Government should clear the air.


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