Nigeria recorded its index Covid-19 case on Thursday, February 27, after an Italian man working as a consultant for a company in the country brought the virus.

Since then it has been a huge manifestation of dark days for the country as its over 200 hundred million population became threatened by the disease which is daily claiming lives in top countries of the world.

Nigeria recorded its first casualty from Covid-19 on Monday morning, March 23, signposting a tragic dive into a tough and turbulent time.


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According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the first casualty was a 67-year-old man who returned home following medical treatment in the United Kingdom.

Coronavirus has since claimed lives a total of 233 lives in Nigeria including prominent people like Victor Ikwuemesi, Suleiman Achimugu, a former managing director PPMC.

The most prominent Nigerian so far known to have died of the coronavirus is Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who died from complications of the disease on Friday, April 17.

Kyari had tested positive for the coronavirus in March after a trip to Germany and Egypt and he died three weeks after contracting the virus having been treating hypertension and other critical ailments.