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Benue’s COVID-19 Committee Vice-Chairman dies of COVID 19

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Written by Maritime First

…Committee in distress!***

The Vice-chairman of Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Godwin Achinge, has died of Coronavirus complications.

The state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Sunday Ongbabo, confirmed this in Makurdi, noting that Achinge, who was also the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Benue State University (BENSU), Makurdi, died on Sunday afternoon at an undisclosed hospital in Jos, Plateau State, where he was taken for treatment.

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In his response, he said: “Yes”, adding that the late professor of medicine died after battling with COVID-19 pandemic. He was distressed.

Gov. Samuel Ortom had on Saturday disclosed that the late don tested positive to COVID-19.

The state daily update on the COVID-19 pandemic showed that the state had total number of 97 cases, out of which 40 were active, 50 discharged, one relocated and six deaths.


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