The Chinese government has confirmed that no Nigerian is among the 29 foreign individuals who are infected with the deadly Coronavirus.
This was disclosed via a daily update on the disease put out by the Chinese Embassy in Abuja on Thursday.
According to the Chinese government, two of the foreign citizens died as a result of the virus while nine have been quarantined.
The Asian country added that 18 persons had recovered and discharged from the hospital noting that there was no Nigerian among the 29 foreigners infected.
“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 contact with infected patients. Also, 29 foreign citizens in China have been infected. Among them, 18 had recovered and were discharged from hospital, two died and nine are still under quarantine. No Nigerians are infected,” the publication read.
The Chinese government also stated that 12 out of 31 provinces on the Chinese mainland are seeing no new daily confirmed cases of the virus.