Fear has gripped some Nigerians after the first case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed by Egypt’s minister of health, making it the first in Africa.
World Health Organization has been notified and the patient has been placed in isolation in a hospital for treatment and monitoring.
His nationality wasn’t given, but he is said to be a foreigner.
Shortly after the news, Nigerians took to social media to plead with the virus to spare the country and never find its way into it.
See some of the reactions below..
Ofofo News News would recall that after killing more than 1,000 people, the World Health Organisation had given coronavirus another name.
It was named COVID-19, which is a revision on the former 2019-nCoV and the development was confirmed by the Organization’s Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.