According to the WHO, Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.
According to WorldMeters, the coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 177 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan). Total Cases as at March 19 was 241,553 with 86,689 recoveries and resulting in only 9,982 deaths.
We are urging all active citizens in Nigeria to take this tweet action to contribute to containing the spread of the virus in Nigeria and the world at large.