COVID-19 Live Updates

­In Summary

• A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the WHO Country Office in China on 31 December 2019.

• The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020.

• WHO is working 24/7 to analyse data, provide advice, coordinate with partners, help countries prepare, increase supplies and manage expert networks.

• On 11 February 2020, WHO announced a name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19.

How the COVID-19 pandemic found it way to Nigeria 

• Nigeria Recorded it first case of  COVID-19 pandemic in South West region of the country, on 27 February 2020 when an Italian citizen in Lagos tested positive for the virus, caused by SARS-CoV-2.

• On 9 March 2020, a second case of the virus was reported in Ewekoro, Ogun State, a Nigerian citizen who had contact with the Italian citizen who was the index case.

Since then, the case of the pandemic virus continue to rise in nigeria.

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