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COVID-19: American woman dies during visit to boyfriend in Nigeria

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AN AMERICAN lady, visiting her boyfriend in Nigeria has died after ‘severe cough’.

  The incident which occurred in Delta State caused stir as the lady who had stayed several months in Nigeria never showed any signs of illness until the sudden cough attack and eventual death.

  According to reports, the lady (name withheld), who is said to be 67-year-old died of suspected coronavirus complications yesterday while on a visit to her boyfriend whom she met on the internet.

  The boyfriend who is a younger man and the white lady were usually spotted at a hotel in Osubi town where they lodged since arrival of the American lady in Nigeria on March 3, 2020.

  According to reports, the woman whose death on Sunday morning put his lover in confusion , having exhibited no symptoms of the virus initially, was rushed to a private hospital at Osubi, Orerokpe, Okpe Local Government Area of the State.

  Report credited to security official attached to a police station in the local government, says that the young man and the lady had been in Osubi town since her arrival in Nigeria on March 3, 2020.

  “The young man and the American white lady lodged in a hotel in Osubi where they spent some weeks. The white lady suddenly fell sick and began to manifest severe coughing. At this stage, her lover rushed her to a private clinic in Osubi but she gave up the ghost.”

  Further report says the lover immediately carried her corpse in a Venza car to Orerokpe Police Division and he was arrested by the police, while a doctor was called for medical examination of  the cause(s) of her death.

  Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, confirmed the incident, adding that the blood sample of the woman, that of her lover and others, who may have had contact with her, have been taken for test.

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