COVID-19: Rivers State index case tests negative to Coronavirus

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The index case of coronavirus in Rivers state has tested negative.

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike confirmed that the 19-year-old model from Edo state, who recently returned to Port Harcourt, tested negative.

The Governor added that she would be discharged as soon as the confirmation result is received.

It will be recall that the index case tested positive after she arrived Rivers state.

The patient’s travel history revealed that she travelled to France, Italy and Greece before returning to Port Harcourt on 16th March, 2020.

In a post on his Twitter page, Wike wrote: “We are grateful to God that the index case of the virus is now negative. As soon as we receive the confirmation result, she will be discharged from the treatment centre.

“We also thank our frontline health professionals who have displayed a deep sense of professionalism and patriotism during this trying period.

Meanwhile, cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria rose to 232 as the National Centre for Disease and Control, NCDC confirmed eight new cases in Lagos, FCT and Edo respectively.

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