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Coronavirus: Italian patient to be discharged soon – Minister of Health

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has said that the index case of Cornavirus in Nigeria, an Italian will be discharged soon.

TVC News reports that the Health minister disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja during a conference with the diplomatic community about measures being taken by the Federal Government to tackle the spread of the disease.

The minister emphasised on the fact that there are only two confirmed cases in Nigeria, the index case and the second person who was a primary contact of the Italian.

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

The Commissioner of Health in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi had earlier disclosed that the health of the Coronavirus patient was improving.

Professor Abayomi urged the residents not to panic and assured them that the government was putting necessary measures in place to curb the spread of the virus.

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