The Akwa Ibom State Government has debunked the rumour making round that there are cases of coronavirus in the state, stressing that the news is fake.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Dominic Ukpong, on Friday at a news conference in Uyo dispelled the rumour and warned the public against the spread of rumour on coronavirus in the state.
“I want to assure the public that rumours and false information going round in the social media about some Chinese and corona virus in Akwa lbom is completely false.
“I am confirming to you now, that there is no confirmed case of COVID-19 infection in Akwa lbom as I speak to you,” he said.
He, however, said that in spite of this, state government was leaving no stone unturned in its bid to stem the threat of the disease as strong surveillance, prevention and infection control measures have been instituted in hospitals and other public places in the state.
The commissioner said that government, through the Ministry of Health had, before the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nigeria, initiated measures to prevent the outbreak and contain the infection in the event of an outbreak in the state. (NAN)