By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Anambra State Government has debunked the news circulating on social media claiming seven persons have tested positive to CoronaVirus in the commercial city of Onitsha.
A statement by the state Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, C Don Adinuba said that the purported press conference by one Dr Frank Ndubuisi was a farce.
He said that while the Nigerian Medical Association in Onitsha held no event ascribed to it, the Onitsha General Hospital on its part has treated no one with the Coronavirus
Adinuba said, “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.
“There is no medical doctor with the name of Frank Ndubuisi Obi who 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.”
The Commissioner insisted that Onitsha General Hospital nor any other hospital has run any test on Coronavirus neither has it treated anyone with the Coronavirus.
He stressed that no area in the commercial city has been cordoned off by the state government over the dreaded Coronavirus.
Adinuba urged residents of the state to always observe personal hygiene by washing their hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet away from other persons.
He added, “Avoid handshakes and embraces. The state government assures all and sundry of its preparedness to protect the life of everyone in the state.”