Lagos govt quarantines Chinese national over suspected Coronavirus

Lagos state government said it has quarantined a Chinese national shortly after arrival in the country through an Ethiopian Airline aircraft.

The Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this today said the Chinese citizen was made to go through the mandatory screening for those coming into the country.

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He was, thereafter, moved to the Lagos State Isolation Centre where he is being tested for the novel coronavirus.

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However, the result of the test has yet to be established.

Meanwhile, the state government has revealed that the Italian national currently in isolation has remained the only positive case of coronavirus in the country.

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It added that more than 100 people who had contact with the index case were also being monitored by health experts.

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Nigeria announced its first case of corona virus on February 28 when the Italian citizen who arrived in the country two days earlier tested positive to the virus.

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