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Only Italian has Covid-19 in Nigeria- Minister

The Federal Ministry of Health says the contact tracing of persons suspected to have contracted the covid19 from the Italian have tested Negative.

The minister of health Dr Osagie Ehanire made this known to journalists in Abuja.

Dr Ehanire explained that about 14 persons have so far been traced to have had contact with the index case.

Out of the 156 passengers on board with the Italian, the minister explained that 19 contacts in Lagos and 39 in Ogun have been contacted and are currently under supervised self-isolation.

The Minister stressed that so far only the Italian has the Covid19 in the country.

Globally Covid19 cases have risen 87,139 out of which 95% are from China.

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