Country’s first coronavirus case confirmed

28 Feb 2020 / Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos State, Nigeria. The case, which was confirmed on 27 February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020.

The case in an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria on 25 February 2020…

…The Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Health, has been strengthening measures to ensure an outbreak in Nigeria is controlled and contained quickly. The multi-sectoral Coronavirus Preparedness Group led by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has immediately activated its National Emergency Operations Centre and will work closely with Lagos State Health authorities to respond to this case and implement firm control measures…

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Source: Extract from Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health announcement dated 27 February 2020

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