African nations Nigeria and Zimbabwe reported first COVID-19 or novel coronavirus deaths on Monday.

“The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded,” the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), tweeted on Monday.

“The case was a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in the U.K.,” the NCDC added.

According to John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre Nigeria has so far reported 36. Out of them two patients have recovered.

Zimbabwe, a landlocked country in southern Africa also reported first death. Zororo Makamba, son of a top Zimbabwean businessman, James Makamba died at a Harare hospital, family

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