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‘God abeg help us o’ – Nigerians plead as Coronavirus hits Africa


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..




The death toll of the disease which broke out in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province in China, late last year, has exceeded 1,300. A total of 1,716 health workers are among the 60,000 persons infected with the virus.

A total of 17 African countries, including Nigeria, have confirmed having facilities where the disease can be detected.

Apart from Egypt, other countries where the virus has been confirmed are Singapore, UK, Malaysia, Taiwan, Spain, Vietnam, Germany, UAE, France and Japan.

Other countries where cases of the disease have been reported are Thailand, Canada, Australia, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Cambodia, and the United States.

WHO said it could take 18 months for the first vaccine for coronavirus to be ready.

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