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Second Coronavirus case in Nigeria confirmed

The Honourable Minister of Health has announced a second confirmed case of COVID19 in Nigeria.

This second case is a contact of the index case, in Ogun state. The new case has been in isolation and was tested as part of our strategy to test all contacts of the index case.

The NCDC released a statement on their Twitter account which reads thus:

“Recent studies have shown that increased surveillance, isolation of contacts & in particular, contact tracing reduces the risk of spread of COVID19

All other contacts of the index case in Ogun & Lagos will remain in isolation & testing will be done on those not yet tested”

“Since the first case was confirmed in Lagos, the NCDC has been supporting the Ogun State Emergency Operations Centre to respond accordingly”