Lagos Confirmed Covid-19 Corovirus First Case

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Spreads in Africa

The Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria confirmed a Covid-19 coronavirus case in Lagos, the biggest city on the African Continent. According to the ministry, an Italian who entered Nigeria on 25 February from Milan, for a brief business visit was found to have the virus after falling ill.

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the patient fell ill on the second day of his arrival in Lagos and was transferred to Lagos State Biosecurity Facilities for isolation and testing.

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COVID-19 infection 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 patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.

The declaration has elicited various reactions on Twitter Nigeria

The new case in Nigeria is part of a broader trend that represents a turning point in the Covid-19 epidemic. More than 50 countries are now reporting Covid-19 cases — a jump from 26 a week ago. On Thursday, the World Health Organization announced that, in the days prior, the number of new cases reported in the rest of the world had exceeded the number reported from China, where the virus seems to have originated. This includes large outbreaks in Iran, Italy, and South Korea.

(With inputs PMNewsNigeria & VOX)

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