Italian Coronavirus patient to be discharged soon

Ebun Francis| Nigeria’s health minister, Osagie Ehanire on Thursday said that the Italian man, the index case of Coronavirus in the country, will soon be discharged.

Enahire made the disclosure in Abuja while explaining to the diplomatic community the measures taken by the Federal Government to tackle the spread of Covid-19 in Nigeria.

The minister also confirmed that there are only two confirmed cases in Nigeria as of now- the index case and the second who was a primary contact of the index case.

The 44-year-old Italian citizen was confirmed to have the COVID-19 after series of tests were carried out by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital in February.

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Coronavirus outbreak has become a global threat with the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday declared the outbreak a pandemic.

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