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First case of coronavirus confirmed in Nigeria!

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First case of coronavirus confirmed in Nigeria!

The federal ministry of health has confirmed the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Nigeria.

The case, which was confirmed on Thursday, February 27 is the first to be reported in the country since the beginning of the outbreak the viral disease in China in January.

The case is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, February 25.

A statement signed by the minister of health, Dr Osagie Enahire, said the case was confirmed by the virology laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

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