BREAKING: Buhari Breaks Silence On The Coronavirus Outbreak In Nigeria, After 72-Hours

President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Sunday evening, noted with sadness, the recent confirmation of a case of covid-19 infection, aka coronavirus, in Lagos, Nigeria.

This was made known by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement.

This was despite the ardent efforts of the government regarding the preparedness and response measures put in place in the country’s borders and beyond. 

President Buhari, however, 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. 

The President commended the responses of the Federal Ministry of Health and governments of Lagos and Ogun States, as well as other relevant Agencies to the reported incident, and called for vigilance on the part of all citizens and responsible government Agencies. 

President Buhari 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, stating that, instead, Nigerians should strictly observe the advisories disseminated by the Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, and the World Health Organisation, WHO, on the best ways to prevent infection. 

This information is being broadcast in all available Media, by the Federal Ministry of Information. 

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