Italian Man was not aware he had Coronavirus – Health Minister

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Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria’s index case of coronavirus was not aware that he had the disease prior to his arrival into the country.

He stated that the government have ongoing plans to contain the virus as a stakeholders meeting will be held today to make sure that case remains just one.

“We are in the phase of trying to carry out containment so that if possible, it does not go beyond the one index case that has entered the country.

“He was not in the knowledge of what he had that he was carrying any particular kind of illness and we are happy that he is responding.

“It does seem as if his own illness is running rather mildly the way it looks and his viral load has begun to drop which means he is on his way to recovery,” he revealed.

The health minister explained that due to the newness of the virus, there is no confirmed pattern for the survival of the virus whether in warm or cold weather.

He urged Nigerians to always ensure that they maintain proper hygiene and not be complacent.

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