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American didn’t die of coronavirus, says Delta

Okungbowa Aiwerie, Asaba

The Delta State Government has said the 67- year- old female American that died on Sunday in a hotel room in Osubi, Okpe L.G.A did not die from corona virus.

It said test results of the woman and her boyfriend turned out negative.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye, stated these in a statement on Tuesday in Asaba- the State Capital.

According to him, the young man suspected to be the deceased boyfriend also tested negative.

The deceased lady’s boyfriend, it was learnt, took her corpse to the Orerokpe Police Station.

He was taken to the Isolation Unit, Central Hospital Warri for fear that he could be carrying the virus.

Ononye advised residents to comply with government’s directives on precautionary measures, stressing that this is the only way to contain the scourge.

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