CORONAVIRUS: Italian Patient To Be Discharged Soon

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The Italian man who originally tested positive for the deadly coronavirus in Lagos is reportedly set to be discharged soon.

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire disclosed this in Abuja,  during a conference with the diplomatic community about measures taken by the Federal Government to tackle the spread of Covid-19 in Nigeria Thursday morning.

He said: “the index case of Coronavirus in Nigeria, will be discharged soon.”

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He confirmed that there are only two confirmed cases in Nigeria right now. This according to him includes the index case and the second who was a primary contact of the index case.

The Italian citizen was confirmed to have the COVID-19 after series of tests were carried out by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital in February.

WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva on Wednesday that the spread of the coronavirus is frightening.

He said: “COVID-19 can be characterised as a pandemic. We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus.

“The spread and severity of the deadly new coronavirus, which has infected more than 110,000 people and killed more than 4,000, is alarming,”

 

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