March 9, 2020 / 9:46 AM / 20 days ago

Nigeria has second confirmed coronavirus case - health minister

LAGOS, March 9 (Reuters) - Nigeria has a second confirmed coronavirus case, the country’s health minister said on Twitter on Monday.

The first case was an Italian man who travelled to the southwestern state of Ogun.

Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said in a tweet said: “The new case is an Ogun State contact of the index case, one of 40 persons in isolation being closely monitored. He is clinically stable.”

Reporting by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Alison Williams

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