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Coronavirus Outbreak: President Buhari Appeals To Nigerians Not To Panic

President Buhari on Sunday morning told Nigerians not to panic over the rise of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

President Buhari


While expressing sadness over the case of the infected man who is tested positive to Coronavirus, President Buhari made an appeal to Nigerians.

In a statement signed by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the president commended the Federal Ministry of Health and other relevant agencies whose diligence and efficiency enabled the case to be detected, diagnosed and isolated quickly, even while swift measures were taken to identify and follow up on those with whom the index patient came into contact.

Buhari further Praised the quick assistance of the Federal University of Health and Governments of Lagos and Ogun States and also urged every Nigerian to be more security conscious.

His statement reads:

He urged, “Nigerians not to panic about the news of this first case of Covid-19 in our country, as undue alarm would do us more harm than good.”

Buhari added: “Instead, Nigerians should strictly observe the advisories disseminated by the Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the World Health Organization (WHO), on the best way to prevent infection.

“This information is being broadcast in all available media by the Federal Ministry of Information.”

So far, only one case has been confirmed positive to Coronavirus in Nigeria.

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