The first case of Coronavirus disease has been confirmed in Nigeria.
Nigerian government on Thursday night in a statement by the Minister of Health.
Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health said an Italian Citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy on Tuesday, 25th of February 2020.
His case was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.
Coronavirus has spread to several other countries in the world.
In order to avoid further spread of the viral disease, Minister of Health has advised Nigerians to take necessary precautions.