- Four children have tested negative for coronavirus in Lagos
- This was disclosed by Lagos state commissioner for health
- The children were said to have flown into Nigeria from the US
The four children and their teacher quarantined over fears of coronavirus have tested negative for the disease - which has now been termed a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
This was disclosed by Akin Abayomi, Lagos state commissioner for health, on Thursday, March 12.
They were said to have flown into Nigeria from the US and as a result of this were quarantined after coming in contact with an infected person.
However, the commissioner did not give any information on the status of the other adult from the UK.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that coronavirus is taking a graver direction in Italy after the deadly virus hit harder with casualties currently standing on 631 following the death of 168 patients in the last 24 hours.
According to AlJazeera, Italy has now placed its over 60 million population under house arrest with all sports and business activities also canceled after infection figure officially skyrocketed to 10,000.
Since its outbreak in China, coronavirus has been responsible for more than 4,000 deaths, with thousands of patients put on the red line.
World Health Organisation (WHO) said over 113,000 cases have been officially recorded out of which 64,000 people have recovered in more than 79 countries in which the disease has been recorded.
Similarly in Iran, all flights coming from Europe have been canceled until further notice after the casualty level rose to 149 with cases soaring to 6,566.
Turkey, in a statement by its health minister Fahrettin Koca on Wednesday, recorded first death as a result of coronavirus. Luckily, that is the first case of the disease.
With the global communities plunged into unrest, European Union has pledged $28 billion to tackle coronavirus crisis.
Canada and Honduras have both suspended flights coming from Italy as parts of moves to curb the spread of the infection.
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