As Countries across the world grapple with the scourge of Coronavirus, the Nigerian government has confirmed the second case of coronavirus in the country.

The confirmation was made by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, during a press conference in Benin, the Edo State capital. Ehanire briefed reporters at the boardroom of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, where he gave an update on the coronavirus infection in the country

Dr Osagie Ehanire, however, noted that the newly confirmed case was a contact of the index case and not an importation into the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC), also announced the confirmation of the second coronavirus case via its verified twitter handle.

The Lagos State government has also given the names of two individuals that had contact with the Italian index case of coronavirus.

The Commissioner for Health in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi, revealed this while giving an update on the new case of the virus recorded in the country. He gave the details of the fleeing male persons as Enwelunta Godfrey and Salami Abiodun Sodiq, and urged the media to be of assistance in locating them.


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