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SGF, Health Minister Test Negative For Coronavirus

Boss Mustapha                                                                                                                  Osagie Ehanire

 

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, and the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, have tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Ehanire disclosed this while briefing reporters on Thursday in Abuja on the measures being taken by the Federal Government to curtail the spread of the disease in the country.

He revealed that the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Health, Abdulaziz Marshi, also took the test and the result came out negative.

The minister explained that it was important to take the test after the three men had contact with an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Hours after the disclosure, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 14 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 65.

A breakdown of the number of the additional cases showed that 12 new cases were discovered in Lagos while the remaining two were confirmed in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Six of the cases were detected on a vessel and three others were returning travellers into the country while the remaining case was a close contact of a confirmed case.

On the other hand, the NCDC revealed that another case had been discharged, bringing the number of persons who have recovered from the virus to three.

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