Nigeria Tracing First Coronavirus Case in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Authorities are tracing everyone who had contact with patient
- Twenty-eight people have been put in quarantine in Ogun state
Nigerian health authorities said they’re tracing everyone who’s been in contact with an Italian man who tested positive for the coronavirus, the first such case in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Italian citizen, who works in Nigeria, took a commercial flight on Feb. 25 from Milan to Lagos, a sprawling metropolis of about 20 million people in the continent’s most populous nation, health officials said. The case was confirmed on Feb. 27.