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Finally, COVID-19 confirmed in Cross River State as State Assembly member dies in Calabar

Mr Godwin Akwaji, the lawmaker representing Obudu constituency at the Cross River State House of Assembly has died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) isolation centre after showng symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Akwaji who died around 12:30 pm on Thursday June 18, was diabetic and also exhibited fatigue, fever, cough and breathlessness.

Prior to his death, the lawmaker was treated for malaria and pneumonia with no improvement.

Sources said that some persons who visited the lawmaker at the hospital are already showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Till now, Cross River State is the only Nigerian State yet to declare a confirmed case of Coronavirus. 

State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has been at loggerheads with officials of the Federal Ministry of Health and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) over the Governor’s inability to admit the existence of the disease in his State.

Originally reported by The Cable

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