Nigeria confirm second case of coronavirus in Ogun state

Nigeria confirm second case of coronavirus in Ogun state

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed the second case of coronavirus [COVID-19] to be in Ogun State.


The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire said the fresh coronavirus case which tested positive on March 8 was not imported but an Ogun State contact of the index case, one of 40 persons in isolation being closely monitored.


This was announced at a press conference in Benin, Edo State on Monday morning that the new patient had contact with the Italian man who was first infected.


“It is my duty, therefore, to announce a new case of coronavirus disease (CIVID-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.


“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.”

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