February 28, 2020 / 6:29 PM / a month ago

Nigeria coronavirus patient works as vendor for Lafarge Africa PLC - company statement

FILE PHOTO: An official monitors thermal scanners as a passenger walks past upon arrival of a flight into Lagos, Nigeria January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

LAGOS (Reuters) - The Italian man who is Nigeria’s first coronavirus case works as a vendor providing services for cement company Lafarge Africa Plc, the company said on Friday.

In an emailed statement, the company said it had identified people who had direct contact with the man and “initiated isolation, quarantine and disinfection protocol”.

Reporting by Libby George; Additional reporting by Paul Carsten in Yola; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Catherine Evans

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