Cross River Lawmaker, Godwin Akwaji Dies At Isolation Centre Due To Coronavirus Complications
Godwin Akwaji, a lawmaker representing Obudu constituency at the Cross River State House of Assembly, has died of suspected coronavirus complications.
The lawmaker who was said to be diabetic, have exhibited fatigue, fever, cough, and breathlessness before he died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) isolation centre around 12:30 pm on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
According to TheCable, a family source said that the deceased had been treated for malaria and pneumonia with no improvement.
The source added that some persons who visited the lawmaker at the hospital are already showing symptoms of COVID-19, despite reports by the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) that Cross River is the only Nigerian state yet to record a confirmed case of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Nigeria on Thursday recorded its highest COVID-19 daily cases with 745 infections, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 18,480.