Index Case Will Be Discharged After Second Negative Test – Health Minister

A file photo of Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire.
A file photo of Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that Nigeria’s first case, an Italian man who recently tested negative of Covid-19 will be discharged after a second negative test.

The Italian has been on quarantine and receiving treatment since he was discovered to have contracted the virus in late February.

Dr. Ehanire made the announcement at a briefing in Abuja on Friday.

He said that so far Nigeria has recorded a total of 12 cases, nine out of the cases are from Lagos.

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