Nigeria confirms second case of coronavirus

The second case was in contact with the first case that was confirmed in the country

The Nigerian government has confirmed another case of coronavirus in Ogun state, southwest of the country.

BBC’s Chris Ewokor reports that the new case is a Nigerian who had been in contact with the Italian who tested positive for coronavirus two weeks ago.

The new case was put in isolation and was tested as part of the government’s strategy to test everyone who had been in contact with the Italian.

“All other contacts of the index case in Ogun & Lagos will remain in isolation & testing will be done on those not yet tested,” the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) wrote.

The NCDC tweeted:

The Honourable Minister @Fmohnigeria has announced a second confirmed case of #COVID19 in Nigeria.

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.

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Source: BBC

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