Nigeria’s Health Minister Affirms everything is under control
According to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, the new case is from a person who had contact with the Italian who was recorded to be the first case in the country.
He stressed that the new case was not imported into the country via another channel.
Meanwhile, NCDC in a tweet said “Recent studies have shown that increased surveillance, isolation of contacts & in particular, contact tracing reduces the risk of spread of #COVID19 All other contacts of the index case in Ogun & Lagos will remain in isolation & testing will be done on those not yet tested”
The tweet continues, “Since the first case was confirmed in Lagos, the NCDC has been supporting the Ogun State Emergency Operations Centre to respond accordingly We urge the public not to panic. You can protect yourself using these six steps #COVID19Nigeria“
Recall that earlier in the month, news broke that the first case of the virus has been confirmed.
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