Nigeria Confirmed First Coronavirus Case In Lagos

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. Open here to read FG Advice to Nigerians On How To Stay Safe From Coronavirus Disease Outbreak.

It was confirmed that an Italian came into Lagos Nigeria and was confirmed infected with the disease. However, effort is been made to find people he came in contact with while in Nigeria.

>How To Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus:


To reduce the risk of spread of coronavirus, members of the public are advised to adhere to the following measures:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap under running water 
  • Cover your mouth and nose properly with handkerchief or tissue paper when sneezing and/or coughing. You may also cough into your elbow if a handkerchief is not available.
  •   Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing 
  • Avoid seIf-medication, report to the nearest health facility when you experience any of the above mentioned symptoms 
  • Healthcare workers are always advised to observe standard infection prevention and control measures when attending to patients and take a travel history.

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