Coronavirus claims to be in Africa; Nigeria and South Africa

Coronavirus claims to be in Africa; Nigeria and South Africa

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Coronavirus has claimed to be in Africa; Nigeria and South Africa. According to report the first case of the coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa has been reported in Nigeria and two South African nationals working aboard a cruise ship quarantined at sea have contracted coronavirus, according to the country's health ministry.
The patient is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and flew into the commercial capital Lagos from Milan on 25 February. It quoted Japanese officials as saying the two patients were not outwardly displaying symptoms of the virus but were being treated in Japan.

The vessel had at least 3,700 people on board, South African authorities said in a statement.

When a passenger who disembarked in Hong Kong tested positive for the virus at the end of January, the ship was quarantined for a four-week period, the statement added.

Ten other South African crew members are still on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, and won't be allowed to disembark until they pass a two-week quarantine period and test negative for the virus.

Passengers are being prioritised for disembarking before crew, the South African health ministry said quoting the cruise company

Authorities say he is stable with no serious symptoms and is being treated at a hospital in Lagos. The Nigerian government said it had prepared for this eventuality and had activated its national emergency operations centre to implement control measures.

The authorities have started identifying all those who may have come into contact with the patient since his return to Nigeria.

More than 80,000 people are now known to be infected in 40 countries. More than 60 people are known to have died outside China, where the outbreak began. However, the number of infections reported within mainland China continues to fall. Elsewhere on the African continent, Algeria and Egypt have also confirmed cases of the disease.

Precautions to make
1. Use nose masks when going out
2. Take vitamin C thrice daily
3. Wash your hands with sanitizers every 20 minutes
4. Take Chloroquine 1 every week
                                     
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