The Federal Government has come out to debunk reports that the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria is currently in Plateau state.
Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, revealed this while briefing reporters on Monday in Abuja.
According to the government, the 4 nationals suspected of contracting the disease have tested negative so there is nothing to be worried about.
He added that there is no new confirmed case of COVID-19 had been recorded in the country since an index case was reported in Lagos last week and Nigerians should focus on facts, not fear or panic of contacting the Coronavirus.
His words, “Plateau state government reported four suspected cases among Chinese nationals but they have tested negative.
“The state has placed them on 30 days supervision and we will continue to monitor the global situations to prevent the spread of the virus.
“The Federal Ministry of Health is also working with the Lagos and Ogun state governments to carry contact tracing and other response activities.
“Currently, the contact tracing of the index case has identified 19 contacts in Lagos, 29 contacts in Ogun, including the driver that picked him from the airport.
“We are in touch with these contacts who are under self-supervised isolation and the states have provided them with temperature monitoring tools.”
“It is important for all Nigerians to focus on facts, not fear and not to generate panic; citizens must not abuse social media and spread misinformation.
“The ministry will continue to give an update and work on measures to prevent an outbreak in the country.”