- In solidarity with countries battling with coronavirus, Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil has been lit up with flags of those countries
- Coronavirus is deadly diseases that has killed many people around the world
- The disease was first recorded in China, after which other countries began to face the pandemic
Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has been lit up with the flags of countries currently battling with the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
Legit.ng notes that there are several countries currently grappling with the coronavirus pandemic which first broke out in China in December 2019.
Nigeria is one of the countries affected with the pandemic, and efforts are ongoing by the federal and state governments that the disease is contained.
Below are the pictures of the statue:
Recall that five new cases of the disease were confirmed in Nigeria, bringing the number of the victims to eight as the deadly virus spreads beyond borders.
The new cases were confirmed by the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Tolu Ogunlesi, on Wednesday, March 18, barely twenty-four hours after the third case was reported.
In a series of tweet, Ogunlesi said four of the victims are Nigerians who just came from the United States of America and United Kingdom.
The presidential aide also claimed that one of the four new Nigerian victims is a 6-week old baby — the youngest victim reported so far.
He added that the fifth victim is a "foreign national who came in through the land border — the first case of infection via land border in Nigeria."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that following the discovery of cases of coronavirus in Nigeria, experts had expressed worry that there could be spread of COVID-19 in the country in the next two weeks.
The experts insisted that it is inevitable to prevent the disease since Nigeria has been identified as one of the 13 countries in Africa at a high risk of being overwhelmed by the virus due to weak health sector.
The index case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Nigeria, a 44-year-old Italian, on Thursday, March 12, completed the 14-day isolation recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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