Doctors Without Borders have confirmed that its staff, a nurse in Borno state has died of Coronavirus.

The association of the medical practitioners in a statement signed by Siham Hajaj, Nigeria Head of Mission, reads.
“It is with profound sadness that I confirm the loss of one of our colleagues. Our dear colleague died on 18 April in
Maiduguri, and post mortem test results indicated that they were positive for COVID-19. Due to patient
confidentiality we cannot disclose the identity of this patient. Our thoughts and our deepest sympathies are with the
family of our departed colleague.
MSF is now supporting the Ministry of Health in contact tracing.
Our projects will continue to operate, providing essential treatment for communities in Nigeria. In all our projects
and in order to protect our staff and patients, MSF teams have strengthened infection prevention measures, hygiene
facilities, infection control and the establishment of isolation spaces.
We pay tribute to the work and contribution of our colleague, and we stand in solidarity with all health workers, now more than ever.”