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Military Officer, becomes first to die of COVID-19 in Bayelsa

Valentine Chinyem

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A military officer on Friday died of COVID-19 in Bayelsa.

Th officer who is the first to die of the dreaded disease in the state, the state COVID-19 Task Force revealed, adding that the deceased was in his forties.

The victim is Major Iyida of the Military Police, Operation Delta Safe.

It was further gathered that Major Iyida was isolated at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, in Bayelsa, after he tested positive for the virus and was said to be in stable condition.

His health worsened after he suddenly developed severe respiratory distress, which led to his death. He has since been buried as prescribed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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