Nigeria Achieved Success in Tackling the Covid-19 Pandemic by Recording a Negative Case – Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire in a press statement Friday said that the person who had contact with the Italian citizen and was quarantined has now tested negative. The Italian will soon be allowed to go home.

“The contact of the index case is testing negative for the virus now, meaning he has cleared the virus and will be allowed to go home,” Ehanire told journalists in Abuja.

Dr Osagie Ehanire explained that the index case, the Italian citizen in Nigeria is doing well and will be closely monitored till early next week when he is expected to be discharged as well.

“The index case is clinically stable and is much improved. Stable progress until next week will guide the medical team in discharging him.”

He stated further in his address that a group of four teachers from the United States, along with their two students are currently quarantined in Lagos State.