Italian patient with Coronavirus in Lagos to be discharged soon – Health Minister

The Italian man who became the index case of Coronavirus in Nigeria is set to be discharged soon, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire says.

On Thursday, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire in Abuja during a conference with the diplomatic community about measures taken by the Federal Government to tackle the spread of Covid-19 in Nigeria, disclosed that the Italian man with Coronavirus will be discharged soon.

Italian patient with Coronavirus to be discharged soon – Health Minister

According to Dr Ehanire, there are only two confirmed cases in Nigeria as of now; the index case and the second who was a primary contact of the index case.

In February, the 44-year-old Italian citizen was confirmed positive after a series of test for Coronavirus COVID-19 were carried out by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

The Commissioner of Health in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi in February 29, also disclosed that the health of the Coronavirus patient was improving. This he disclosed while addressing journalists and giving an update on the patient who was being managed at the Mainland Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.

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