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’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.

Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Friday, Ehanire revealed that 55 of the 148 passengers were being monitored.

The Italian, whose identity is still being withheld, arrived in Nigeria one week ago and tested positive  for the virus.

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

Ehanire said: “The contacts of the index case are currently 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 Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Port Health Services are in touch with them to monitor their temperatures and possible appearance of COVID-19 symptoms.

“We are tracing out others. I urge any passengers of the Turkish Airlines Flight to Lagos on February 24 listening to me to contact us on 080097000-10.”

The coronavirus, which originated from Wuhan in China, has spread to over 90 countries.

Coronavirus in Nigeria: Health Minister gives update on co-passengers of Italian patient email

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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BREAKING: Nigeria records six new COVID-19 cases, 238 in total

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The Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night, reported six new cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of infections to 238.

According to NCDC, “Six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 2 in Kwara, 2 in Edo, 1 in Rivers and 1 in the FCT.

As at 09:30 pm 6th April there are 238 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Thirty-five have been discharged with five deaths”

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An inspector of police identified as Stanley Azu serving under Azumini Police Division in Ukwa East LGA of Abia State has reportedly killed a petrol station staff in Obingwa LGA.

The incident happened along popular New Umuahia road.

Inspector Stanley was said to have tried stopping a vehicle that violated the lockdown order but the driver defied the instruction.

Sources in the area said that the police inspector chased the driver and reportedly fired at him.

The bullet strayed and hit Chibuisi, who was in his business centre.

Chibuisi was said to have been pronounced dead at Abia State Teaching Hospital where he was rushed to for urgent medical attention.

Chibuisi until his death was a staff of Greenmac Energy Ltd, a Petroleum Station Company owned by his in-law.

Abia Police Commissioner, Ene Okon, confirmed the arrest of the officer and said that the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) has taken over the matter.

Okon said that the police as an institution does not take such action of the inspector lightly.

“That police inspector was arrested immediately and detained.

“As I’m talking to you, SCID has taken over the matter and are investigating the police inspector for murder.

“We have our rules of engagement, we have our standard of operation and procedure and we have our own Force Order 237 as reviewed.

“That order has to do with when a police officer has to use his firearm and it’ll be justified,” Okon said.

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