Barely a week after the first case of coronavirus was recorded in the country, four more Chinese nationals have been subjected to quarantine checks in Abuja.
The measure became necessary in order to curb the fast spread of the epidemic which is responsible for the loss of lives with the death toll figure globally standing on 3,220 as at the time of filing this report.
Emerging report from Premium Times has now confirmed that the Chinese were held in a separate facility after testing negative to the deadly virus.
The statement by a staff of the information unit Sulai said the Chinese citizens showed some symptoms suggestive of pneumonia after they arrived Abuja through Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport on Tuesday, March 3.
He further added that after they tested negative to the virus, they have been put in a separate facility where their health level will be monitored for the next 14 days.
“They tested negative for the virus but they are being quarantined for the next 14 days at a separate facility, as a necessary precaution,” Sulai told the Abuja-based publication.
The first case of coronavirus officially known as Covid-19 was recorded in Nigeria after an Italian businessman who carried the virus travelled from Milan to Lagos.
In a statement by the Ministry of Health on Thursday, February 27, confirming the case since its outbreak in China, the unnamed Italian has been taken to a separate facility at Infection Prevention Control (IPC) unit in Yaba
People who had contact with the Italian were afterwards put on quarantine test as part of the measure to put the spread under control.