The first case of coronavirus in Nigeria recovers, checks negative


The case of Nigeria’s coronavirus index— a 44-year-old Italian who arrived from Milan on a Turkish airline flight from Nigeria on February 25, 2020 and tested positive for the virus on February 27, 2020– has now been cleared of the illness.

Government officials in Lagos state told Pulse that the Italian has now screened the coronavirus as negative.

He will undergo another check and will be allowed to go home until fully cleared, “says Jubril Gawat, who is a senior New Media advisor to the Lagos State Governor.

Nigeria, Africa’s most populated nation and largest economy, has now reported 12 cases of the current world-sweeping coronavirus pandemic.


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