Quarantined Chinese citizens test negative to Coronavirus

Minister of Health Osagie Ehinare at the press briefing in Abuja

Minister of Health Osagie Ehinare at the press briefing in Abuja
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.”


  1. Misleading information should not be joked with here. At the airport people are still entering without due medical examinations. In-fact, some Nigerian are still allow to travel to China, People from this part of the world should be allowed into the country either our citizen should not be allowed to go China as well in order to control the virus. Leaders in the health sector should not take this situation for fund ventures, the needful should be done. Thank you

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