Five Nigerians test positive for coronavirus after eating in Chinese restaurant
Five Nigerians have tested positive for coronavirus in China, Daily Mail is reporting
Four of them had reportedly visited “Emma Food”, an eatery, multiple times, according to the Guangzhou Health Commission.
The restaurant owner, alongside her daughter and another child, later tested positive for the contagion.
The Nigerian citizens with the infections were detected between March 28 and March 30, after screening 3,779 travellers from high-risk countries.
The coronavirus epidemic erupted in China after dozens of people suffering ‘mysterious viral pneumonia’ were linked to the same seafood market in Wuhan.
Guangzhou is situated 1,028 kilometres (638 miles) south of the former epicentre.
Yuexiu district, where the restaurant is located, has imposed strict measures in a response to the new cluster of infections, according to the press.
The new cases have raised an alarm in Guangzhou which has so far reported 466 coronavirus cases.
A total of 197 people who had close contact with the patients were isolated and tested.
The owner of Emma Food, known as Zhuang, was put under quarantine on April 1.
The owner’s daughter, aged 8, and her three-year-old playmate both were diagnosed with the deadly disease on the next day.
The Emma Food restaurant has been closed for inspection. Other restaurants in the district have been forced to shut down for 14 days, Chinese media repo