Just in: Five Nigerians test positive for COVID 19 in China

Five Nigerians have tested positive for coronavirus in China, according to
Dailymail . co . uk .

Four of them had recently visited the same eatery, ‘ Emma Food’ , multiple times, announced the Guangzhou Health Commission on Tuesday.

The restaurant owner , alongside her daughter and another child , later tested positive for the contagion .

Wuhan , the former epicentre , on Wednesday saw all travel restrictions lifted after 76 days .

Seven people who tested positive for the coronavirus have been linked to the same restaurant in China , sparking fears .

The Nigerian citizens with the infections were detected between March 28 and March 30, after screening 3 , 779 travellers from high – risk countries living in the city .

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 by her surname, 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 report .

China sealed off the city of Wuhan on January 23, when it became apparent the deadly COVID – 19 virus had started there.

But at 00 . 50am on Wednesday , trains carrying people out of the city began running , and major highways also began opening up as China’ s lockdown on Wuhan was lifted .

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