IT has come to the knowledge of the Anambra State Government that one unknown person has posted on the social media a claim that seven persons have been infected with the Coronavirus in Onitsha. This information is completely false.
“There is no case of COVID 19 in the state, let alone seven of them in Onitsha,” C. Don Adinuba, Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, has said.
A statement by the commissioner said that there was no medical doctor with the name of Frank Ndubuisi Obi, who purportedly addressed the press on this phantom development in Onitsha.
According to the statement, the Nigerian Medical Association in Onitsha held no event ascribed to it in the fake news and that the Onitsha General Hospital has treated no one with the Coronavirus. “No tests of the Coronavirus have been conducted at the Onitsha General or any other hospital in the state.
“And no laboratories in Onitsha or anywhere in the state have reported any case of the virus. The Anambra State government has not cordoned off anywhere in Onitsha or any other place in the state over the Coronavirus,” he said.
He advised Ndi Anambra State to always observe personal hygiene by washing their hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, by using hand sanitizer, by keeping 6 feet away from other persons, and by avoiding handshakes and embraces, the state government assures all and sundry of its preparedness to protect the life of everyone in the state.
– Mar. 23, 2020 @ 15:09 GMT |