Nigeria has confirmed the presence of one person with corona virus infection.
The patient, an Italian working in Nigeria traveled by plane to the commercial city of Lagos from Milan on 25 February.
Authorities say he is progressing well and there is no sign of danger and is currently undergoing treatment in a hospital in Lagos.
The Nigerian government said it was preparing and that it had been preparing facilities for emergency operations, to take control measures.
Authorities say they have begun to identify all those who have been around him since he returned to Nigeria.
More than 80,000 people have been reported to be affected in 40 countries. More than 60 people have lost their lives outside China, where the outbreak began.
However, the number of infections in China has continued to decline.