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First Nigerian coronavirus case detected in Lagos

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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;

  1. China
  2. S. Korea
  3. Diamond Princess
  4. Italy
  5. Iran
  6. Japan
  7. Singapore
  8. Hong Kong
  9. USA
  10. Kuwait
  11. Thailand
  12. Bahrain
  13. Taiwan
  14. Germany
  15. Australia
  16. Malaysia
  17. France
  18. Vietnam
  19. Spain
  20. U.K.
  21. U.A.E.
  22. Canada
  23. Macao
  24. Iraq
  25. Switzerland
  26. Oman
  27. Philippines
  28. Austria
  29. Croatia
  30. Greece
  31. India
  32. Israel
  33. Finland
  34. Lebanon
  35. Pakistan
  36. Russia
  37. Sweden
  38. Afghanistan
  39. Algeria
  40. Belgium
  41. Brazil
  42. Cambodia
  43. Denmark
  44. Egypt
  45. Estonia
  46. Georgia
  47. North Macedonia
  48. Nepal
  49. Norway
  50. Romania
  51. Sri Lanka
  52. Nigeria
  53. Netherlands

The only continent without the deadly wuhan virus is Antarctica

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