Breaking: First case of Coronavirus confirmed in Lagos, Nigeria

Breaking: First case of Coronavirus confirmed in Lagos Nigeria.

The Honourable Minister of Health has announced a confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos State.  The index case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020.

Coronavirus confirmed in Lagos Nigeria
Coronavirus confirmed in Lagos Nigeria

According to the NCDC, the patient is clinically stable and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital Yaba.  We assure all Nigerians that measures are in place to respond appropriately. We’re working with @LSMOH to identify contacts & initiate response accordingly.

This news of the positive case of confirmed coronavirus in Nigeria was broken by the Honourable Minister of Health,  Dr Osagie Ehanire on his Twitter handle.

He wrote:

“The Federal Ministry of Health @FMoHNigeria has confirmed a coronavirus disease #COVID19 case in Lagos State. The case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020.”

Index case of coronavirus confirmed in Nigeria

Coronavirus diagnosed on Lagos
Dr Ehanire announces to the public about a case of confirmed coronavirus in Lagos Nigeria

The patient, an Italian national returned to Nigeria from Italy and has been placed in isolation.

In preparation for COVID-19 which is now a global pandemic , the Federal government had budget #620million Naira for the procurement of diagnostic reagents and standardisation of our existing laboratories. Furthermore,  diagnostic and treatment centres for coronavirus has been set up in Lagos,  Abuja and Edo and sensitization has been ongoing especially from patriotic medical practitioners.

Here is a brief lecture on coronavirus to may save a life:

Symptoms of coronavirus 

* Running nose

* Headache

* Dry cough

* Shortness of breath

* Fatigue

* Sore throat

* Fever

* Kidney failure

* Feeling of being unwell

* Symptoms are more severe and fatality is higher in persons that have medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, or diseases that impairs the immune systems.

For those those with a weakened immune system, the elderly and the very young, there’s a chance the virus could cause a lower, and much more serious respiratory tract illness like pneumonia or bronchitis.

READ ALSO: All you need to know about coronavirus 

If you have any of these symptoms or you know a person with these symptoms: Below are the coronavirus toll-free emergency numbers released to the public by the federal ministry of health that you can call or message….

0909 299 6283

0809 555 3232

0708 711 0839 WhatsApp
0809 955 5577 SMS.

 

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