COVID -19 : Social Media Reactions as Coronavirus invades Lagos

Twitter Nigeria has been agog with various reactions to the declaration by the Lagos health ministry of a confirmed case of the deadly Covid-19 also known as ”coronavirus”.

According to the ministry, an Italian who entered Nigeria on 25 February from Milan, for a brief business visit was found to have the virus after falling ill.

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the patient fell ill on the second day of his arrival in Lagos and was transferred to Lagos State Biosecurity Facilities for isolation and testing.

COVID-19 infection was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.

The declaration has elicited various reactions on Twitter Nigeria:

Femi Fani-Kayode


Let’s set our differences aside &stand AS ONE to fight this evil plague called that has afflicted our shores.The FG must be pro-active& we must do our part &pray. May God defend our people &protect our shores.

ChudeeTheNerd Jay@UtaziJay

This shouldn’t concern only those in Lagos. The patient might have made contacts with people at the airport who travelled to other cities.

Take these tips seriously. Chineke zọpụta anyị n’aka ọrịa nke a bikonu😩.

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🇳🇬WOLEXZ TRICKS 💯🇳🇬@wolexz_tricks

So now that corona virus has been confirmed in Nigeria!

* Apart from bathing with alcohol
* Chewing chloroquine like biscuits
* pple wearing face mask like subzero

What other dramatic experiments should we be expecting!!??

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