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Pakistani expatriate did not die from Coronavirus – Niger government

Niger State Government in North Central Nigeria has refuted claims that a Pakistani expatriate working in the state died from Coronavirus.

The Pakistani, working in an ongoing Hydroelectric Dam Construction in Zungeru area of the State, died from cardiac arrest, according to the Commissioner of Health, Dr Mohammed Makun Sidi.

The commissioner, who stated this during a briefing on Wednesday in Minna, the state capital, explained that investigations by health officials found that the deceased had not left Nigeria in the last one year.

The Niger State Commissioner for Health, who dispelled the rumor that the Pakistani died of COVID -19 (Coronavirus), assured the people of proactive measures taken by the state to curtail the spread of Coronavirus, Lassa Fever, and Meningitis

“Proactive measures have been put in place such as an isolation center at Minna General Hospital and isolation wards in 21 health centers of the state,” he said.

Dr Sidi added that the ministry was also in touch with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and had an emergency operation center in the state.

Source: Voice of Nigeria