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Nigerian who tested positive for coronavirus now tests negative




The Federal Government, on Friday, said the second confirmed case of coronavirus in the country no longer had the virus in his system and would be discharged from the treatment centre in Lagos.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, while giving updates on the virus in Abuja.

He said the person, who had contact with the index case, had no symptoms of the COVID 19, adding that he had not been sick while in isolation.

Nigeria’s index coronavirus patient is a 38-year-old Italian who flew into the country from Milan in late February. He is due to be discharged next week.

Mr Enahire said, “Between January 7 and March 12, 2020, a total of 42 people who met our case definition have been screened for COVID 19 in Edo, Lagos, Ogun, Yobe, Rivers and Kano states, and the Federal Capital Territory.

“40 tested negative and two were confirmed positive. These two are the index case and a contact with the index case. No death has been recorded.”

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