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BREAKING: Italian who brought coronavirus to Nigeria discharged from hospital

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The Italian who imported coronavirus into Nigeria has been discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.

News Direct understands that the patient, who tested positive for the coronavirus disease on February 28, left the hospital on Friday evening.

The man flew into Nigeria from Milan, Italy, on February 24. He had reportedly lodged at a hotel close to Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos, before moving to Lafarge Africa Plc, Ewekoro in Ogun state, the next day.

He fell sick on the third day of his stay in the country and tested positive for the disease two days after.

Subsequently, 39 people who had contact with him were quarantined but one of them tested positive for the disease while others were discharged but the Nigerian who contracted the disease later recovered.

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