Lagos Dismisses Report of Coronavirus

Lagos State Government has dismissed report that a suspected case of Coronavirus at a Chinese residence in Gowon Estate.

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi denied the report in a statement on Sunday.

the Surveillance and Biosecurity Unit of the state’s Ministry of Health commissioned a search party to investigate the matter.

Prof. Abayomi said that the report had been investigated by the Surveillance and Biosecurity Unit of the state’s Ministry of Health, adding that the story was untrue.

“If this turns out to be fake news, it will have been a waste of human and other government resources and unnecessary inducement of panicking and anxiety in the community caused by mischievous elements,’’ the commissioner added.

“It also results in racial stigmatization. We shall commence all efforts to track down sources of intentional malicious news. This is considered to be a serious biosecurity offense.”

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