Breaking: Nigeria confirms second coronavirus case

Breaking: Nigeria confirms second coronavirus case

The Nigerian government has confirmed the second case of  coronavirus in the country.

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, announced this on Monday at a press conference in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

Ehanire briefed reporters at the boardroom of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, where he gave an update on the coronavirus infection in the country.

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has however revealed that  the newly confirmed case is a contact of the index case in Ogun State.

“The new case has been in isolation and was tested as part of our strategy to test all contacts of the index case.

“All other contacts of the index case in Ogun and Lagos will remain in isolation and testing will be done on those not yet tested.

“Since the first case was confirmed in Lagos, the NCDC has been supporting the Ogun State Emergency Operations Centre to respond accordingly.

“We urge the public not to panic,” NCDC further urges Nigerians.

About author

You might also like

Lagos unveils state of  art floating clinic boat

* To provide medical outreach services on waterways   As part of its efforts to increase access to prompt and efficient health care services on waterways and riverine communities, Lagos

NMA warns FG not to acceed to JOHESU ‘s demand on salary parity

… threatens Doctors’ strike The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has warned the Federal Government not to yield to demands by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) for a pay parity

Rotary budgets $96.5m to end polio

Rotary on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 announced nearly $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralysed hundreds of thousands of

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply