Nigeria earlier today confirmed its first case of the norvel Corona Virus,according to the Health Minister of Nigeria, the case involves an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th of February 2020.
The health Ministry revealed this on their official twitter page,
The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed a coronavirus(Covid-19) case in Lagos State Nigeria. The case which was confirmed on 27/02/2020 is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020 @WHO @BBCWorld #CoronaVirusUpdates pic.twitter.com/uF79NYzvAz
— Federal Ministry of Health, NIGERIA (@Fmohnigeria) February 27, 2020
The patient is clinically stable and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital Yaba – Nigeria
This makes it the very first reported case in the Sub – Sahara since the outbreak of the disease in China, although just two cases had surfaced across all of Africa — in Egypt and in Algeria.