Coronavirus in Nigeria: Infected Italian still Contagious

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Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos state Commissioner for Health has disclosed that the infected Italian who brought Coronavirus patient to Nigeria is still potentially contagious.

 

He made the disclosure during a Press briefing after Nigeria recorded its third confirmed case of the deadly virus.

 

Abayomi said the Italian will remain in isolation until health experts confirm that he no longer poses a health risk to citizens.

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“The Italian has continued to remain in excellent form; our last test on Monday shows he is still potentially contagious. We are going to do more tests. The global practice is to conduct two negative tests 48 hours apart before releasing the Coronavirus patient”

 

“We are still going to test the secretion from his lungs and urine to make sure he does not have any virus from his secretion. As soon as he is negative, we will discharge him.

 

“The secondary case first tested positive and later tested negative, he has been discharged yesterday (Monday) morning as he has recovered from the virus” said Akin Abayomi, Lagos state Commissioner for Health.

 

Meanwhile, some members of the National Assembly have called for travel bans on people coming from countries affected by the deadly virus.

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