5 Chinese tested negative for COVID-19 in SE Nigeria

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Five Chinese nationals working in Nigeria’s southeastern state of Anambra have been tested negative for the COVID-19 disease, local health authorities said on Friday.

Vincent Okpala, the state’s health commissioner, told reporters that the Chinese nationals were tested after their recent arrival from China.

“I want to inform you that we have checked out all the Chinese in the state and they are free from the disease for now. We are on the ground to respond to any eventuality,” Okpala said while speaking on the state’s level of preparedness to contain the spread of the virus.

He added the Nigerian state had continued to put machinery in place to check people coming in from the affected countries as a preventive measure.

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