Nigeria has recorded a coronavirus case. The victim is said to have contact with the Italian who brought the virus to Nigeria as confirmed by the Minister of Health, Osagie Enahire while speaking with journalists in Benin, Edo State today.
Osagie revealed that the second case was a man who had contact with the Italian who tested positive for coronavirus in Lagos.
Ehanire said the patient, who has been in isolation in the last two weeks tested positive on March 8 and is now under quarantine.
It will be recalled that the Italian, Nigeria’s index case of coronavirus flew into the country on February 24.
He slept at a hotel in Lagos, before moving to Lafarge Africa Cement premises in Ewekoro Ogun state, the next day.
He tested positive for the disease two days after and 39 people who had contact with the Italian, who is receiving treatment in Lagos, were also quarantined.