The Minister of Well being, Dr Osagie Ehanire, at a press convention in Abuja on the confirmed case of coronavirus on February 28, 2020. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.
The Minister of Well being, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says the newly confirmed case of coronavirus was found in Ogun State.
He defined that the case was one of many individuals who had contact with the index case, an Italian whose case was confirmed in late February.
“The newly confirmed case is an Ogun State contact of the index case, however he has no important medical signs.
“This brings the whole variety of confirmed COVID-19 instances in Nigeria right this moment to 2,” Ehanire instructed a press convention on Monday.
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He briefed reporters on the boardroom of the College of Benin Educating Hospital in Edo State, the place he gave an replace on coronavirus an infection within the nation.
In line with the minister, Nigeria has adopted some vital response methods on the containment stage for the reason that outbreak in China and subsequent unfold to different international locations.
He listed the measures to incorporate figuring out all contacts, guarantee their strict isolation, and following up day by day with checks for any signs of the illness.
Ehanire recalled that the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) suggested that samples must be taken from all contacts of the Index case for testing, following the latest expertise from different international locations.
“It is in this process that this new case was detected,” he stated, stressing, “I repeat that the newly confirmed case in Nigeria is not a new importation, but a contact of the Index case, who has since been in isolation and was under clinical follow-up.”
“He presently doesn’t have any medical signs, is snug and in care at Infectious Illness Hospital, Lagos.
“Current research in China have proven that elevated surveillance, self-isolation and, specifically, contact tracing do cut back the danger of unfold as a result of additional alternatives for transmission of the virus by the contaminated affected person in the neighborhood are restricted,” the minister added.
Ehanire stated all different contacts of the index case in Ogun and Lagos would stay in isolation and testing could be carried out on these not but examined, together with some in different states.