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Nigeria says up to 600 deaths from Kano surge tied to virus

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nigerian authorities have linked the deaths of up to 600 people in the country’s second largest city to coronavirus after probing a surge in fatalities there. Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said 979 people died in April in the northern trading hub in April. A near-quadrupling of the mortality rate prompted …

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Nigeria braces as coronavirus hits megacity Lagos

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Residents of Nigeria’s economic hub Lagos scrambled for hygiene products Friday, after the chaotic megacity of 20 million announced the first confirmed case of new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa. Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said in a statement overnight that the infected person was an Italian citizen …

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