Nigeria’s biggest battle with coronavirus will be beating misinformation

Yomi Kazeem
Nigeria’s biggest battle with coronavirus will be beating misinformation

In the wake of Nigeria’s first coronavirus case, local authorities are preparing to face a test of public health systems and infrastructure. For now, authorities say the index patient, an Italian business traveler who arrived in Lagos from Milan on Feb. 25, is “clinically stable” and is being treated at a dedicated facility for infectious diseases. Indeed, as Quartz Africa was going to press, Whatsapp messages had started to spread with misleading information about the coronavirus.