Nigeria Minister of Health gives update on co-passengers of Italian patient with Coronavirus

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said that they are still tracking the 93 passengers, who boarded the same Turkish Airlines flight with the Italian, who became the index patient for coronavirus in the country.

Talking at a press conference in Abuja on Friday, Ehanire uncovered that 55 of the 148 passengers were being observed.

The Italian, what’s identity is as yet being witheld, shown up in Nigeria a week ago and tested postive for the virus.

He is presently being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos state.

Ehanire stated: “The contacts of the record case are right now under supervised self-isolation and the states have provided them with the temperature tools.

“Of the 148 passengers on the manifest of the index case flight, 55 are actively being followed up.

“The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and Port Health Services are in contact with them to screen their temperatures and possible appearance of COVID-19 symptoms.

“We are tracing out others. I encourage any travelers of the Turkish Airlines Flight to Lagos on February 24 tuning in to me to get in touch with us on 080097000-10.”

The coronavirus, which started from Wuhan in China, has spread to more than 90 countries.