A Nigerian man who had contact with Nigeria’s index case, the Italian has tested positive for coronavirus.
Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, made this known at a press briefing in Edo state on Monday, as he urged Nigerians not to panic.
The minister said the patient, who has been in isolation in the last two weeks, is now under quarantine.
The Italian had flown into the country from Milan, on February 24 and had tested positive to the disease two days later in Lagos.
He reportedly lodged at a hotel close to Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos, before moving to Ewekoro in Ogun state, the next day.
39 persons who had contact with the Italian have been quarantined while the federal government commenced the search for those who were on board the Turkish Airline flight that brought him to the country.
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