"The case which was confirmed on Thursday, February 27, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020", Osagie Enahire the Health Minister said in a statement. He returned from Milan to Lagos on 25 February.
He was said to have spent the night in a hotel around the airport area before leaving for business in Ogun State on Tuesday morning.
"This means Nigeria is free of Coronavirus", the Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response, NCDC, Dr John Oladejo said.
She said further that epidemiologists and infectious disease consultants are already handling the situation in collaboration with the Lagos State Government and federal government.
Nigeria's economic hub Lagos confirmed a case of new coronavirus on Friday, stirring memories of the fears sparked six years ago when West Africa's Ebola epidemic hit the chaotic megacity of 20 million. African countries could be particularly vulnerable to the disease because of fragile health systems, porous borders and close links to China.
British Airways parent IAG said it was expecting "weaker demand" as a result of the virus, and no-frills carrier EasyJet said it would have to cancel some flights - particularly into and out of Italy.
As of Friday, confirmed cases in Japan had risen above 200, with four deaths, excluding more than 700 cases on a quarantined cruise liner, Diamond Princess. They are "in good care" under treatment in Japan, the institute said.
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Some countries are reacting to the surge in infection cases in South Korea by imposing restrictions on entry by South Koreans. A 61-year-old man in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who had recently visited Italy, is Latin America's first confirmed patient.
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The most active Brent crude contract for May was down $1.74, or 3.3 percent, at $49.99 a barrel, its lowest since July 2017. According to CNBC , China - ground zero for the coronavirus outbreak - is the largest consumer of crude oil in the world.
Globally, more than 80,000 people in almost 50 countries have been infected. The World Health Organization later praised Nigeria for its "world-class epidemiological detective work".
Switzerland became the latest country to announce drastic measures on Friday, saying all events with more than 1,000 participants would be suspended until March 15.
The Italian had traveled on Turkish Airlines to Istanbul and then to Lagos, according to health authorities.
But infections elsewhere have started to surge, with Iran, Italy and South Korea becoming the major new hotspots and cases being confirmed in around 50 countries. The countries were seen as high priority due to their large volume of travel to and from China.
Also, we have sent a team from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to support the state. "The patient is quite responsive and able to recall his interactions".
Meanwhile, the permanent secretary, ministry of health, Abdulaziz Abdullahi, said the government, in preparation for surveillance and response to an eventual outbreak of Covid-19 in the country, has released N386 million to two health agencies.
The new case of Covid-19 infection in California brings the total number of infected cases in the United States to 15. But health officials say that preparing for the possibility of community spread of the virus may prove hard .
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If you think "I am an unlucky guy", you will not improve. "Finally, after losing four penalties in a row, it is good for us". The centre-back lasted just half an hour of the first leg in the Bernabeu before limping off with a hamstring injury.
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Jeudi, le cabinet de la ministre des Armées s'est aussi fendu d'une réaction épidermique, dans une déclaration transmise à l'AFP. Ces violences ont fait 4.000 morts au Mali, au Niger et au Burkina Faso en 2019, cinq fois plus qu'en 2016, selon l'ONU.
Pope Francis has reportedly taken ill and cancelled an event at a Rome basilica as coronavirus locks downtowns in northern Italy. Concerns have been raised that the pope could have contracted the novel coronavirus that's now sweeping around the world.
He has been one of our better players this year, in my opinion, and done very well, so it's bad news for all of us". More than 78,000 cases of the respiratory disease have been recorded including three cases in Africa so far.
Claude Puel a confirmé la mise à l'écart de Stéphane Ruffier lors d'une conférence de presse tenue ce vendredi midi. C'est la décision annoncée par Claude Puel , entraineur et manager général de l' ASSE .
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Less than two years later the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were stepping down from royal duties and moving to Canada. Additionally, the trio will no longer be considered Internationally Protected Persons as they are revoking their diplomat status.
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The WHO says the outbreak in China peaked around February 2, after measures that included isolating its epicentre Hubei province. Iranian authorities also announced domestic travel restrictions for people with confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus.
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He went to Sunnybrook Health Science Centre's emergency department the next day, and has since tested positive for the virus. When she returned home, her husband, who had not been to Iran with her, also started to show symptoms of the virus.
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After the ride, Corden took them to a dance class, in an attempt to join BTS as the eighth member (spoiler alert: it didn't work). He reveals that he learned English by watching Friends and launches into a clap-heavy rendition of the theme song.
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South Korea reported 256 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total number of infected in the country to 2,022. The band announced on Twitter that "we regret to announce that the BTS MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR .has been cancelled".