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BREAKING: Deceased American woman tests negative to COVID-19 – Delta Health Commissioner

The Delta State Government has said that the late 67 years old Caucasian American woman that slumped and died in a hotel room in Osubi, Okpe Local Government Area on Sunday did not die from COVID-19.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Asaba.

According to him, the late American and her suspected boyfriend tested negative to the dreaded virus after samples of him and the deceased woman were taken for tests.

Recall that the lady’s boyfriend who took her corpse to the Orerokpe Police Station according to reports was taken to the Isolation Unit, Central Hospital Warri for fear that he could be carrying the virus.

Commissioner Ononye advised residents to comply with government’s directives on precautionary measures to protect self from the disease stressing that this is the only way to contain the scourge.

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