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Coronavirus: Man alleges he is the cab driver who picked infected Italian from the airport, cries out

- The first case of the coronavirus has been reported in Lagos, Nigeria

- A Nigerian man on Twitter has alleged that he was the cab driver that picked up the infected Italian from the airport

- Nigerians commended the individual for speaking up

Nigerians on social media woke up to the disturbing news that the first case of the coronavirus has been recorded in the country, several weeks after other countries have had cases of the virus.

Shortly after the news was made public by the Federal Ministry of Health, a Nigerian man on social media identified as Olugbega Bodunrin(@boldjohnson07), has come out to make claims that he was the cab driver that conveyed the Italian citizen who was infected with the virus.

The individual had responded to a post shared by on the official Twitter page of The Guardian, which made it known that the Nigerian government has started working to identify everyone that came in contact with the Italian.

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Reacting to the post, Bodunrin claimed that he had contact with the Italian on Wednesday, February 26.

According to him, during the course of the journey, they talked and laughed together, and even went the extra mile by dining together.

Bodunrin also made is mobile contact available.

See the exchange below:

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Several Nigerians flooded the comment section with mixed reactions to the development.

"Alright, while you're waiting for the Government to come pick you up, please create a list of individuals you've also come in contact with or given a ride in your vehicle in the past 3 days and give the government. God bless and keep you," a user tweeted.

Another user on the platform commended Bodunrin for speaking up and making it easier to keep the infection rate controlled.

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He said: "Thank you for speaking out. Please, reduce contact with people immediately until government team reach you to provided the needed services. You'd be fine."

More tweets below:

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In a related story, Legit.ng previously reported that compiled a report that highlighted some of the important factors to take note of following the first case of the corona virus that has been recorded in Nigeria. The report noted the importance of keeping informed and staying up-to-date about all the necessary prevention tips that have been made available by the world health authorities. It also called for the avoidance sharing fake news about the virus that can endanger lives.

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