The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced the first Coronavirus related death in the country.
The deceassd was a 67 year old man who had travelled to United Kingdom for medical treatment.
He also had undelying medical conditions which include multiply myeloma and diabetes. He was also undergoing chemotherapy.
The country also conirmed 5 new cases of the disease on 23rd March bringig the total number of confirmed cases to 36. 33 are still undergoing treatment while two have been discharged.
The government of Nigeria is still putting into place more measures to help curb the spread of the disease. Nigeria Civil Aviation announced that Nigeria will close its two main international airports in the cities of Lagos and Abuja from Monday night.
The airports will remainclosed for one month.