The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has dispelled rumours about the spread of the dreaded coronavirus to the country.
The NCDC, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said: “The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is aware of ongoing rumours of the importation of the novel coronavirus to Nigeria.
The NCDC assured Nigerians that it remains committed to protecting, detecting and controlling the spread of infectious diseases in Nigeria.
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Also, the Embassy of Nigeria in China yesterday asked Nigerians living in China to adhere to public health instructions to avoid contracting the coronavirus.
It pledged the federal government’s commitment to ensuring their safety.
Mr. Lawal Bapah, minister, public communications at the embassy, said in a statement that Nigerians living in China should be more vigilant in the face of the current outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.
He also reiterated the commitment of the federal government to ensuring the safety of Nigerians in the face of the current global epidemic, saying government would continue to monitor the situation to keep Nigerians updated.
Representatives of all Nigerian associations, such as Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO-China) and the Association of Nigerian Students in China (ANSIC) as well as Nigeria-China Bilateral Education Agreement Scholars Association (BEASA-CHINA), he said, should remain calm.