Nigeria has confirmed first case of Coronavirus in Lagos on 27th February, 2020.
The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) took to their twitter platform to announce the news while assuring Nigerians that all measures are in place to respond appropriately.
See their tweets below;
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 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