The Chinese Government has revealed that no Nigerian is among the 29 foreign citizens infected with the coronavirus as the epidemic spreads to other countries.
According to its daily bulletin on coronavirus through its embassy in Abuja on Thursday, the Chinese government further noted that two out of the foreigners have been confirmed dead.
It added that 74,576 reports of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland have been received by the Chinese National Health Commission, including 2,118 deaths and 16,155 patients cured and discharged from hospital.
It read, “As of February 19, the National Health Commission had received 74,576 reports of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland, including 2,118 deaths and 16,155 patients cured and discharged from hospital. There still remained 4,922 suspected cases.
“So far, 126,363 are now under medical observation, who have been identified as having had close contacts with infected patients. Also, 29 foreign citizens in China have been infected. Among them, 18 had recovered and were discharged from hospital, two were dead and nine are still under quarantine and treatment. No Nigerians are infected.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus, a global health emergency after it killed at least 2,004 people following an outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
A total of 74,576 cases of infection have been reported across China, most of them in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital.
Deaths have also been confirmed in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, France, Taiwan and Iran.