Military confirms index case of Coronavirus

THE Nigerian Military on Monday, confirmed that an unnamed military officer, who recently returned from a foreign assignment, has tested positive, becoming the index case for the Armed Forces.

The Officer according to him has been admitted at the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, Abuja.

Confirming this on Monday, Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche, who briefed journalists at the Defence Headquarters Abuja, said the military will unveil 17 isolation treatment centres across the country for the treatment of the dreaded virus.

He said Armed Forces will enforce the restriction on movement as contained in the Presidential order.

He listed the isolation and treatment centres to include; the 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Yaba, 2 Division Hospital Ibadan, Military Hospital, Port Harcourt, Navy Reference Hospital, Calabar and the Military Hospital, Benin, among others.

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