The outbreak of the coronavirus from china city, Wuhan, has infected over 600 people with 18 people already dead and African countries like Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa are said to be the African countries that are likely to harbor the virus. The virus has been contained in china and it is also reported to have killed 18 people and the source of the virus is yet to be known, scientist are working to figure out how the virus is being spread but one thing was concluded, it doesn’t kill at a faster rate.
A patient in Wuhan is said to have lived with the Coronavirus for two months, and nose mask has been advised to be worn in public places in China and other places that might have experienced the virus, the city of Wuhan has been locked down by banning flight, public gathering and some public transports at the moment till the mechanism by which it spreads is understood.
Africa has over 200,000 Chinese workers on the continent of Africa with Nigeria sharing part of the higher percentage of Chinese workers because of the ongoing construction works in some states especially in Lagos.
Lagos state Murtala Mohammed airport has deployed rigid check/screening for people coming into the airport from other countries or state with the heat scanner machine working at full length so as to prevent what happened during the time of the deadly Ebola virus which took the lives of some of our beloved people and health officers.
Coronavirus is not a well-known virus so the source might take some time to figure out but what has been advised for people all over Africa and china is to take first-line precautionary measure like washing of hands, and if you notice you are ill, it is advisable to go see a doctor, it is also said to avoid being around sick people and uncommon animals.
The health issue the virus can cause has not been announced as there is no substantial information about the effects of the virus. African cities are to take measures to limit the potential spread of Coronavirus.
It is no longer about China alone, it is now a global thing, it has been said that people should remain calm and it doesn’t stop people from going to China as long as proper preventive measures are being carried out and checks are accurate.
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