Two Asians in Nigeria test negative to coronavirus

The Lagos State Government has disclosed that two foreign nationals suspected to be infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) have tested negative.

This was announced by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who said the two foreign nationals were from a high-risk country in Asia.

The first coronavirus index case in Nigeria was confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Health last week.

While giving an update on COVID-19 at Alausa on Monday, the governor said that “series of medical examination were carried out on the two suspected patients at the State’s bio-security facility.”

The foreign nationals, who were brought from Ogun State, did not show any sign of COVID-19 infection, Mr Sanwo-Olu said.

He also said that the condition of the Italian national who tested positive to the virus is improving, adding that the incident command centre was satisfied with the recovery of the infected patient.

Meanwhile, Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health in the state, said 100 persons have been identified to have been in contact with the Italian patient and have been quarantined.

He said the government had intensified its search for all persons that had interaction with the isolated patient. He said the centre is still investigating possible transmission of the virus having identified all the local contacts that interacted with the patient.

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