The Ministry of Health in Lagos State has confirmed its first case of the novel Coronavirus disease-COVID-19, incidentally the first in Nigeria and in West Africa since the outbreak in China in January 2020.
This was contained in a statement released by the state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi. It is the second confirmed case in Africa following one recently recorded in Algeria in North Africa.
Like the case confirmed in Algeria, the victim, an Italian traveler, whose is reportedly being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos, arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday from Milan on a business trip.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government says it has reported the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease to the Federal Ministry of Health.
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