Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has confirmed that the four Chinese citizens quarantined in Plateau state have tested negative to coronavirus (COVID-19).
He gave the update at a press briefing on Monday in Abuja.
The Plateau state government announced on Saturday February 29, that four suspected cases were quarantined.
Ehanire commended the state health officials for taking a precautionary measure by placing the Chinese citizens on supervised isolation for 14 more days.
He said: “None of these cases have any symptoms and they have all been tested at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reference laboratory. They are all negative for coronavirus infection.
“We will continue to monitor the global situation with cases spreading quickly in countries as they are doing now.”