Nigerian health minister, Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire in a media briefing said that If a person is positive with the virus, it can be transmitted sexually.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says a lot is still unknown about the virus but currently maintains that it is transmitted through droplets from an infected person.
The virus has being known to be transmitted through the mouth, nose and eyes.
Health experts are not sure if the virus can be transmitted through vaginal or anal intercourse as there is no evidence but it can be transmitted through kissing an infected person.
According to Ehanire, the ministry was grading the coronavirus cases that were presented before it, to avoid it’s facilities being overcrowded.