First Nigerian coronavirus case detected in Lagos
Nigeria’s first “presumptive” case of the deadly coronavirus that has killed more than 2,814 people with 82,589 cases in six continents on Thursday (27 Febuary)
The case is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th of February 2020. He was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
“The Honourable Minister of Health has announced a confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos State”
The case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020,” the officials said.
The Honourable Minister of Health Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. E. Osagie Ehanire has assures Nigerians that measures are in place.
“The patient is clinically stable and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital Yaba”
We assure all Nigerians that measures are in place to respond appropriately. We’re working with LSMOH
to identify contacts & initiate response accordingly, he added.
The novel coronavirus COVID-19. has affected 52 countries and territories around the world in six continents –
The countries currently affected by coronavirus;
- S. Korea
- Diamond Princess
- Hong Kong
- North Macedonia
- Sri Lanka
The only continent without the deadly wuhan virus is Antarctica