The Italian citizen who brought the deadly Coronavirus pandemic to Nigeria has now tested negative to the disease. Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi disclosed this on Thursday at a news conference to give update on the pandemic, TheNewsGuru reports.
He said the index case, who had been receiving treatment at the Infectious Disease Hospital had tested negative to the disease. Abayomi said it was good news for Lagos and Nigeria for the index case to test negative.
He said he would not be allowed to go yet until a confirmatory test had been carried out within 48 hours, saying that if he tested negative the second time, he would be discharged.
The Ministry of Health reported on Thursday that 19 new suspects were tested in which 4 were discovered with the disease and are reportedly under quarantine. Meanwhile, the government urges the public to practice social distancing and report any suspected cases.
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