A 60-year-old women from the United States has died of suspected coronavirus infection in Delta State, Nigeria.
The unidentified woman was said to have been invited to Nigeria on March 3, 2020, by a young man she met on the Internet.
She lodged into a hotel in Warri for sometime before relocating to another hotel around Orerokpe.
The 60-year-old woman died on Sunday morning, May 10, 2020, after manifesting some COVID-19 symptoms, and was subsequently rushed to a private hospital at Osubi, Orerokpe under Okpe Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking with SaharaReporters, a security official attached to a police station in the local government, disclosed that the young man and the white lady had been lodged at a hotel in Osubi town since her arrival in Nigeria on March 3, 2020.
“The young man and the American white lady lodged in a hotel in Osubi where they spent some weeks.
“The white lady fell sick and she began to manifest some symptoms of COVID-19, especially severe coughing. At this stage, her lover rushed her to a private clinic in Osubi but she gave up the ghost this morning.
“Immediately she died at the hospital, her Nigerian lover carried her corpse in a Venza car to the Orerokpe Police Division and he was arrested by the police. While still at the station, a doctor was brought and took samples from the corpse for test.”
When contacted over the issue, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, confirmed the incident.
He explained that the white lady’s corpse was brought to Orerokpe Police Station by her lover, who revealed to the police that the deceased had severe cough for about a week until she died on Sunday morning.
“While they were together for about a week, the woman was coughing and having difficulty in breathing and stooling.
“So, she was taken to a hospital on Saturday when her condition became worse and eventually died,” he said.
Onowakpoyeya said that the blood sample of the woman, that of her lover and others, who may have had contact with her, have been taken for test.