Young doctor who suspected the first COVID-19 case in Nigeria


After the deathly pandemic coronavirus hit different countries of the world, many Nigerians prayed hard that it will not come into the country, but unexpectedly it crawled in through an Italian, whose country at that period was being ravaged with the virus.

The unnamed Italian who brought in Coronavirus into the country was discovered by a doctor, named Amarachukwu Karen Allison.

Dr Allison suspected the first Coronavirus case in Nigeria which came in through an Italian and she took quick actions to reduce the spread.

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In collaboration with the Ogun state government, she ensured the prompt and successful treatment of the first case in Nigeria.

Appreciating her, the Ogun state government via his Twitter handle wrote:

“The Ogun State Government appreciates the young female doctor who suspected the index case in Nigeria in our State, Dr Amarachukwu Karen Allison of Lafarge Nigeria. Her singular brilliance led to the early diagnosis and rapid containment of the first Covid-19 infection in”

And she in response replied;

The unnamed Italian was discharged on Friday night after receiving treatment for nearly a month in Lagos, the state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said.

Earlier in the week, Nigeria’s health minister Osagie Ehanire said the patient had tested negative and that further tests would be carried out before he could be allowed to go home.


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