Five Nigerians have tested positive for coronavirus in China, on Tuesday.

Reports from The Punch reveal that this development has been made public by Dailymail.co.uk.

According to the Guangzhou Health Commission, four of them had recently visited the same eatery, ‘Emma Food’, multiple times.

The restaurant owner, alongside her daughter and another child, later tested positive for the contagion.

As the novel coronavirus spread, Wuhan, the former epicentre, on Wednesday saw all travel restrictions lifted after 76 days.

Seven people who tested positive for the coronavirus have been linked to the same restaurant in China, sparking fears.

The Nigerian citizens with the infections were detected between March 28 and March 30, after screening 3,779 travellers from high-risk countries living in the city.