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Coronavirus: Italian man who first tested positive in Nigeria, now free of the virus

Second phase of coronavirus lockdown

The Italian citizen who brought the deadly Coronavirus to Nigeria has now tested negative to the virus.

Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, announced this at a news conference moments ago.

Abayomi said the Italian who had been receiving treatment at the Infectious Disease Hospital would soon be discharged.

He said he would not be allowed to go until a confirmatory test had been carried out within 48 hours adding that if he tested negative for the second time, he would be discharged.

The Commissioner urged the citizens to remain calm, practice constant handwashing and good respiratory hygiene.

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