First Coronavirus Patient In Nigeria, An Italian Man, Now Free

The Italian, who is the index COVID-19 case in Nigeria, is now free of the virus, Lagos State has declared.

The Commissioner of Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, however, said he has to undergo a test before he can be finally declared negative.

According to him, the Italian will be tested one more time and will be released if he tests negative again.

Coronavirus was first recorded in Nigeria on February 27 when the Italian businessman, who was on a visit to Lafarge Africa Plc, Ewekoro, Ogun State, was diagnosed with the disease and taken to Lagos State.

The second coronavirus case was a Nigerian, who had contact with the Italian and was isolated in Ogun State. Although he tested positive twice, subsequent tests were negative.


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