Year after first COVID-19 case, Nigeria tests 1% of populationNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

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Nigeria will tomorrow mark the first anniversary of the confirmed COVID-19 case in the country. The index case was confirmed on February 27, 2020, in Lagos, and was the first to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020.

The case was an Italian citizen, who worked in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, February 25, 2020. He was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi Araba, part of the laboratory network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

One year after, the country is still grappling to contain the virus. It has tested only over 153,842 as of February 24, 2021, which represents 0.0769 per cent of the…



Source: Guardian Newspaper