Breaking: Panic in Lagos as Nigeria confirms first Coronavirus

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Nigeria has confirmed a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos state.

A statement issued by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, early Friday said the case, which was recorded on February 27, was the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020.

The statement said, “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 patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.”

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