Report reaching us says Five Nigerians have tested positive for coronavirus in China
Guangzhou Health Commission reports that four of them had reportedly visited “Emma Food”, an eatery, multiple times.
However, the restaurant’s owner, her daughter and another child, later tested positive with the virus.
While screening 3,779 travellers from high-risk countries between March 28 and March 30, the Nigerian citizens with the infections were detected.
Recall that the Coronavirus broke out in China, after dozens of people suffering ‘mysterious viral pneumonia’ were linked to the same seafood market in Wuhan.
Guangzhou is situated 1,028 kilometres (638 miles) south of the former epicentre.
Yuexiu district, where the restaurant is located, has imposed strict measures in a response to the new cluster of infections, according to the press.
The owner’s daughter, aged 8, and her three-year-old playmate both were diagnosed with the deadly disease on the next day.
The Emma Food restaurant has been closed for inspection. Other restaurants in the district have been forced to shut down for 14 days, Chinese media report.