Nigerian Who Tested Positive for Coronavirus now Negative


The second case of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria who tested positive, after having contact with the index case, has now tested negative.

This was disclosed by the Nigerian Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire while giving a live update on the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria.

The patient, an Ogun State contact of the index case, had been isolated after testing positive for the Coronavirus disease four days ago. The patient was one of the 40 staff of Lafarge Cement taken in immediately the index case was discovered.

Dr Osagie Ehanire, minister of health.

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.

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He also said the index case, an Italian who is receiving treatment in Lagos, would also be discharged next week.

He said: “Between January 7 and March 12, 2020, a total of 42 persons who met our index case 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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