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There Is No Confirmed Coronavirus Case In Onitsha – Adinuba

The Anambra State Government has debunked a social media report alleging that the deadly viral infection called Covid-19 has found its way into Anambra state.

The government said such information was a blatant lie and with a malicious intent to create unnecessary panic in the state.

The position of the state government on the development was contained in a statement signed by the state commissioner for information and public enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba and made available to journalists in Awka yesterday.

The statement reads thus, "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. There is no medical doctor with the name of Frank Ndubuisi Obi who purportedly addressed the press on this phantom development in Onitsha."

"The Nigerian Medical Association in Onitsha held no event ascribed to it in the fake news. 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."

While advising 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.

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