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Nigeria’s 2nd Coronavirus Patient, Has Now Tested Negative To The Virus



Nigeria's 2nd Coronavirus Patient, Has Now Tested Negative To The Virus 3

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has revealed that the Nigerian man who was confirmed as the second coronavirus patient in the country, has now tested negative to the disease.

KanyiDaily had reported that the 2nd coronavirus patient was among those kept in isolation after having contact with the Italian man who brought the deadly disease to Nigeria.

During a press conference in Abuja on Friday, Ehanire said the viral load in the patient is insignificant and he would soon be allowed to go home.

The health minister further said the progress of the Italian was being closely monitored till early next week when he is expected to be discharged too.


Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari had inaugurated a Presidential Task Force for the control of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

The task force is mandated to prepare for the unlikely but probable outbreak of the disease, which would require a multi-sectorial and inter-governmental approach.

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