Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu is head of the NCDC
The Nigeria Centre for Illness Management on Saturday stated 5 returning travellers from China into the nation have examined unfavourable for the novel Coronavirus, Covid19.
In a tweet, the company stated its coverage is to check all returning travellers from China with signs.
Because the starting of #COVID19 outbreak, the protocol in Nigeria is to TEST returning travellers from China with signs
Thus far, 5 individuals have been examined. Outcomes have been NEGATIVE
These are NOT ‘coronavirus instances’ as described on this media articlehttps://t.co/eWXtPP5RFF
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) February 15, 2020
The NCDC has reiterated that there’s but no confirmed instances of Coronavirus within the nation and urged Nigerians to ignore and discourage unfounded rumours.
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In a later tweet on Saturday, the company suggested that any individual that has returned from China throughout the final 14 days ought to keep indoors and keep away from contact with different individuals.
“Please observe this recommendation even in case you shouldn’t have signs of the virus,” the NCDC stated.
On Friday, Egypt confirmed the primary Coronavirus case in Africa.
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The virus originated late final 12 months in China, the place it has since contaminated greater than 66,000 individuals and killed greater than 1,500.
Three deaths from the virus have thus far been recorded outdoors mainland China — within the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan.
The primary demise outdoors Asia was confirmed by France on Saturday.