Tension as Nigeria announces second case of Coronavirus

Tension as Nigeria announces second case of Coronavirus

The Nigerian government has confirmed the second case of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This was disclosed by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire during a press conference in Benin City, Edo State.

He revealed that the new patient who is from Ogun State had contact with the Italian man who was first infected.

He said “It is my duty, therefore, to announce a new case of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria,” Ehanire said.

“One of the important response strategies at the containment stage has been to identify all contacts, ensure their strict isolation, and to follow up daily with checks for any symptoms of the disease.

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“Following recent experience from other countries and evident from newly published studies on non-symptomatic infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), advised that samples should be taken from all contacts of the index case for testing.

“It is in this process that these two cases were detected.”

He added that other contacts of the index case in Ogun and Lagos will remain in isolation and lasting will be carried out on those not yet tested, including some in other states.

Updated: March 22, 2020 — 8:10 am

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