Man contracts Coronavirus within 15 seconds of standing next to infected woman

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A Chinese national has contracted coronavirus within 15 seconds of standing next to an infected woman.

Daily Mail reports that the 56-year-old man had been standing close to 61-year-old woman, carrier of the infection.

The man from the city of Ningbo, stood inside a booth with the infected woman.

Officials say the man later visited two supermarkets and a restaurant before he was diagnosed.

Jiangbei Health Commission confirmed neither patient wore a face mask at the time of contact.

At least, 560 people have died worldwide from the disease which has spread to almost 30 countries.

Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control (NCDC) has advised members of the public to wash their hands regularly with soap under running water.

“Cover your mouth and nose properly with handkerchief or tissue paper when sneezing and/or coughing. You may also cough into your elbow if a handkerchief is not available”, it said.

“Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

“Avoid self-medication, report to the nearest health facility when you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms.”