Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, has said the Nigerian who tested positive to coronavirus is now negative.
He said this on Friday in Abuja, adding that the patient would be discharged soon. He also said the index case, an Italian who is receiving treatment in Lagos, would also be discharged next week.
He said the person, who had contact with the index case, had no symptoms of the COVID-19, adding that he had not been sick while in isolation.
He said, “Between January 7 and March 12, 2020, a total of 42 people who met our case definition have been screened for COVID 19 in Edo, Lagos, Ogun, Yobe, Rivers and Kano states, and the Federal Capital Territory.
“40 tested negative and two were confirmed positive. These two are the index case and a contact with the index case. No death has been recorded.”