The Ministry of Health in Lagos State has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 and reported it to the Federal Ministry of Health.
The case, which was confirmed on Thursday, is the first to be reported in Nigeria since the outbreak in China in January 2020.
The case is an Italian citizen who entered Nigeria on February 25 from Milan, Italy for a brief business visit.
He fell ill on February 26 and was transferred to Lagos State Biosecurity Facilities for isolation and testing.
COVID-19 infection was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos. -Eagle on line