At Last COVID-19 Debuts In Cross River As Lawmaker Dies Of symptoms



Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers State


By Our Reporter

At last, Cross Rivers has jpined the league of states with coronavirus as Godwin Akwaji, the lawmaker representing Obudu constituency at the house of assembly reportedly died after showing symptoms of COVID-19.

He died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) isolation centre around 12:30 pm on Thursday.

Akwaji, who was said to be diabetic, exhibited fatigue, fever, cough, breathlessness, classic symptoms of the virus.

TheCable, quoting Akwaji’s family source, reported that Akwaji was treated for malaria and pneumonia with no improvement.

It also reported that some persons who visited the lawmaker at the hospital are already showing symptoms of COVID-19.

It would be recalled that prior to this incident, Cross River was the only state where any case of COVID-19 had not been confirmed in the country.



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