The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday said that no Chinese Doctor that was brought in to support Nigeria in the fight against coronavirus in the country tested positive to COVID-19.
NCDC in a tweet said the news being circulated on social media by @FRNcitizens alleging that one of the Chinese Doctors invited to Nigeria has tested positive to the novel coronavirus is false and should be disregarded.
@FRNcitizens has in a tweet stated: “BREAKING: One of the Chinese Doctors in Nigeria tested positive for Coronavirus.
“The worse is that some of the Chinese Doctors crew ran away from where they Isolated them in Lagos to God knows where.”
While debunking the rumour, NCDC however, noted that nothing of such happened and warned against spreading fake news in this critical times.
“The rumour circulating that a doctor who was brought in to support Nigeria’s public health response has tested positive for #COVID19 is FALSE
“Please note that COVID-19 is not peculiar to any ethnic group or nationality, we should all
#TakeResponsibility,” NCDC tweeted.
Investigation by Citizens Court has revealed that the Twitter handle of @FRNcitizens has become inactive after its news was flagged as fake news by NCDC.
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