Nigerian Professor Of Infectious Diseases Dies Of Coronavirus In Quarantine At Abuja Hospital

July 14, 2020
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A Professor of Infectious Diseases, Lovett Lawson has died of coronavirus in quarantine at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Lawson, who was Chairman, Board of Directors, Zankli Medical Centre in Abuja, died on Monday due to some underlying conditions which made it impossible for him to recover from the COVID-19 infection.

The Spokesman for the National Hospital, Dr. Tayo Haastrup, confirmed Lawson’s passing on Monday evening. He, however, did not confirm if it was Covid that claimed Lawson’s life.

“I can confirm that Prof. Lawson died at the National Hospital today. His loss is a painful one indeed,” he said.

The deceased is a graduated from the University of Lagos in 1975, He later bagged a PhD from the University of Liverpool. His area of expertise was clinical tropical medicine.

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