Nigerian health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the West African nation.
”The case is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria on 25th February 2020,” Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria’s federal health minister, said in a statement.
”The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is under treatment at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos,” he added.
It is the first case of the virus in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Nigeria is one of the 13 countries identified as high