Hundreds of Chinese left Nigeria for China to celebrate their annual festival –Lunar New Year– to return next week. At the moment over 300,000 Chinese are already infected with the coronavirus.

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Multiple Fake news claims-: A post on Social media has been widely shared which claims that more than 300000 Chinese infected by a coronavirus.

WARNING ⚠️ DANGER ☠️

Hundreds of Chinese left Nigeria for China to celebrate their annual festival –Lunar New Year– to return next week. At the moment over 300,000 Chinese are already infected with the coronavirus. The Federal Government should take serious precautions and preventive actions before we have an epidemic in Nigeria if some of them return with the Virus.

Coronavirus in Nigeria will be a giant catastrophe. Please circulate this until someone in authority gets it and can take action.

Hundreds of Chinese left Nigeria for China to celebrate their annual festival –Lunar New Year– to return next week.

At the moment over 300,000 Chinese are already infected with the coronavirus.

FG should take serious precautions and preventive actions before we have an epidemic in Nigeria. 
Coronavirus in Nigeria will be a giant catastrophe. Please circulate this until someone high in authority hears about it.

*FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND ITS AGENCIES SHOULD ACT FAST*
Hundreds of Chinese left Nigeria for China to celebrate their Annual festival –Lunar New Year– to return next week. 
At the moment, over 300,000 Chinese are already infected with the coronavirus. 
Therefore, the Federal Government should take serious precautions and preventive actions before we have an epidemic in Nigeria.
Coronavirus in Nigeria will be a giant catastrophe.

*Please do circulate until this gets to higher authorities*

Immigration, Health Services. Police, Civil Defence etc.

**** More Importantly:-
These Chinese should be quarantined and screened before being allowed back into NIGERIA.

Facts Check Verdict: False

News Verification: The post claiming over 300000 infected by the coronavirus is not true. As per current date of 4th March, the total detected cases in china are around 20000. Till now the coronavirus has killed a minimum of 362 people, it has affected ore the 20000 people across the world and it has spread n more than 25 countries since it was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December. 

List of countries affected by coronavirus cases

 The post has been shared by a Nigerian Facebook user Charlyboy, this pot has around 1500 k shares on the social media.

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

The outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019.

 

Detailed Information nhc.gov.cn

As per the Chinese government website,  At 04:00 on February 3rd, 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 3235 newly confirmed cases (2345 cases in Hubei Province) and 492 severe cases (442 cases in Hubei Province). An increase of 64 death cases (64 cases in Hubei Province), 157 newly cured cases (101 cases in Hubei Province), and 5072 new suspected cases (3182 cases in Hubei Province).

  As of 24:00 on February 3, the National Health and Health Commission has received a total of 20,438 confirmed cases (2 nuclear reductions in Heilongjiang Province) of 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. There are currently 2788 severe cases with cumulative deaths. There were 425 cases, 632 cases were cured and discharged, and there were 23214 suspected cases.

  At present, 221,015 close contacts have been tracked. Of the 12,755 people who were released from medical observation on the same day, 171,329 are currently undergoing medical observation.

  A total of 33 confirmed cases were reported from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan: 15 from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 8 from the Macao Special Administrative Region, and 10 from Taiwan.

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