Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health has confirmed that there is a second case of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
According to reports, the victim who has been in isolation had contact with the Italian who was first confirmed to be infected by the novel coronavirus disease in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCCD, who confirmed in a tweet on Monday said that “this second 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.”
Meanwhile, the Mayor of Washington D.C., Muriel Bowser has revealed that a Nigerian who passed through the US capital city has tested positive for coronavirus in Maryland.
Bowser made the announcement at a news conference on Saturday night.
She said the Nigerian had visited Washington D.C. and tested positive later in Maryland. She noted that all his contacts are being traced in the city.
According to reports, the Mayor had earlier announced that a man in his 50s had tested positive for coronavirus, marking the first presumptively confirmed case in the capital.