As reporting, the deadly disease of CoronaVirus is yet reported in West Africa, Nigeria.
This will be the second case a Nigerian infected by CoronaVirus recorded in Nigeria in the
year 2020 ever since the out break of the disease in China.
The first case was reported weeks ago when a Italian national was in Nigeria to attend a
business meeting in a German company, Larfarge in Ewekoro, Ogun state.
The Minister of Health confirmed and announced, Dr Osagie Ehanire,
this on Monday at a press conference in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
The minister of health, Ehanire briefed reporters at the boardroom
of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, where he gave an update
on the coronavirus infection in the nation, Nigeria.
He, however, noted that the newly confirmed case was a contact of
the index case and not an importation into the country.
The minister said, “It is my duty, therefore, to announce a new case
of coronavirus disease (CIVID-19) in Nigeria.”
“One of the important response strategies at the containment stage
has been to identify all contacts, ensure their strict isolation,
and to follow up daily with checks for any symptoms of the disease.
“Following recent experience from other countries and evident from newly published
studies on non-symptomatic infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),
advised that samples should be taken from all contacts of the index case for testing.
“It is in this process that these two cases were detected.”