A 32-year-old Nigerian recently evacuated from Dubai has died of COVID-19 in Lagos.

Announcing this Tuesday, the Commissioner for Health, Lagos State, Prof Akin Abayomi said the unfortunate incident brings to 34 the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state.

He said: “The deceased recently returned from Dubai with severe underlying health conditions following evacuation of Nigerians in foreign countries by @DigiCommsNG. Total COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos is now 34.

“I urge Lagosians to remain committed to rules guiding COVID-19 infection prevention regardless of relaxation of lockdown,” he said.

The federal government had on May 6 evacuated 256 Nigerians from the United Arab Emirat

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