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.