There is widespread panic in Nigeria as the Federal Ministry of Health on Friday announced the country’s first case of the deadly respiratory illness, Coronavirus codenamed COVID-19.
The patient said to be an Italian who works in Nigeria reportedly landed in Lagos state on the 25th of February and started exhibiting symptoms of the virus on the 26th.
Although the Lagos State Government has said that the virus is under control as the patient was under intensive care and shows no symptom, the news has most Nigerians especially Lagosians shook.
This is due to the state’s overpopulation and how quickly the virus could spread nationwide if not contained.
See reactions below:
Just on Wednesday, WHO said that for the first time the virus was spreading faster outside China, where it originated. And we just allowed a flight from that same country ITALY casually come into Nigeria? I don’t get it.
Don’t our leaders listen to news?
The Nigerian government should have blacklisted every fucking country with the corona virus but no oo they rather ban Okada and Napep Lagos island market alone aah blood of Jesus !God you saw us through Ebola please do it again our doctors are great ones #coronavirusnigeria
This is not a time to spread panic. Spread information. Be vigilant. Be safe.
If any one notice any symptoms please call Lagos State Emergency hotlines:
Keep those numbers someone might be needing it. Please retweet.#coronavirusnigeria