A three-year-old Nigerian child has reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Imo.


According to Prof. Maurice Iwu, the Chairman of the State Task Force Team on COVID-19 on Wednesday, out of the seven active cases, there is a child with the virus.

He said that a father and three of his children including the three-year-old tested positive for coronavirus and are being isolated at the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.


Iwu said the child is being regarded as a ‘VIP kid’ would be preferentially isolated and expressed gratitude to the members of the public whom he said had been providing the team with information about suspected cases who are being tested accordingly.

“It is important to stress that the coronavirus is real but not a death sentence. The team has started getting calls from people, informing us of those who are sick, which information is usually scrutinised.


We urge people to continue to observe all the COVID-19 protocols, such as constant washing of hands under running water, use of alcohol-based sanitiser, social distancing and the wearing of face masks,” he said.


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