Nigeria reported the first case of coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa on Friday, Feb. 28, one of 46 countries outside China reporting 3,700 cases and 57 deaths so far. Global markets had their worst day since the 2008, raising recession fears. World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva Thursday night that “all nations should prepare themselves for a potential pandemic,” as nations outside China now account for three-quarters of the new infections.
About 12 countries reported their first virus cases in past 24 hours, raising the total to 46 outside China with about 3,700 cases and 57 deaths. Nigeria, New Zealand and Estonia had just joined the list.