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Nigeria is Right to be Worried About the Wuhan Coronavirus

This picture taken on January 13, 2020 shows Taiwan's Center for Disease Control (CDC) personnel (R) using thermal scanners to screen passengers arriving on a flight from China's Wuhan province, where a SARS-like virus was discovered and has since spread, at the Taoyuan International Airport. Chen Chi-chuan / AFP

Nigeria Center for Disease Control Director General Chikwe Ihekweazu is doing his best to reassure constituents that his team is closely following the spread of the deadly coronavirus in China and monitoring to see if it makes its way all the over to Nigeria. His Twitter feed is filled with reassuring posts about how the government has mobilized epidemic intelligence teams and initiated inter-agency task forces to be on alert for anyone who demonstrates the symptoms of this new, mysterious virus.

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