Information reaching GhPage.com indicates that a new case of the deadly Coronavirus has been confirmed in Nigeria.
Nigerian minister of health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has confirmed this. Dr. Osagie also revealed that the newly confirmed case came as a result of contact with the index case, the Italin businessman and a not newly imported case
“It is my duty, therefore, to announce a new case of coronavirus disease (CIVID-19) in Nigeria.”
“One of the important response strategies at the containment stage has been to identify all contacts, ensure their strict isolation, and to follow up daily with checks for any symptoms of the disease.
“Following recent experience from other countries and evident from newly published studies on non-symptomatic infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), advised that samples should be taken from all contacts of the index case for testing”
“It is in this process that these two cases were detected.” He concluded
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, also confirmed the second case via their Twitter account.
The tweet reads;
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.”
The Nigerian government is urging people to avoid panicking and practice more hygiene. The Minister assures citizens that the government is working tirelessly to combat the virus.