Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:54 pm
The man who flew in from Milan, Italy and brought Coronavirus to Nigeria has now tested positive. This was made known by Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Thursday, 19 March, 2020 when he gave a situation report to journalists in Lagos.
He told reporters that the index case, “who had been receiving treatment at the Infectious Disease Hospital had tested negative to the disease” and that it was good news for Lagos and Nigeria”
The Italian who tested negative for Coronavirus on Thursday 27, February, 2020.
however, cannot go home yet until a second test has been carried out on him and if the result is good again, then he can roam free.
In the words of Abayomi, “He fell ill on the 26th February and was transferred to Lagos State Biosecurity Facilities for isolation and testing. COVID-19 infection was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.”