Nigeria’s health minister Osagie Ehanire Friday said that the second confirmed case of coronavirus in the country has tested negative for coronavirus and will be discharged from care.

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who disclosed this while briefing journalists yesterday in Abuja, also said that the index case is clinically stable and is much improved adding that steady progress till early next week will guide the medical Team in discharging him.

Ehanire said that as at 13th of March 2020, Nigeria has recorded still just two confirmed cases of COVID-19 one case is now negative and will be discharged from care, while the other will follow in a few days, stressing that after 14 days of follow up with no symptoms, all contacts of the index case will be permitted to go home and rejoin society he added.