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President Muhammadu Buhari has warned Nigerians against panicking over the confirmed case of Corona virus in Nigeria.

President Buhari frowned at the possibility of the virus entering the country in the first place despite all the preparations made to prevent it from entering.

He however warned against undue alarm over the first case of the virus in the country, noting that such undue panic alarm would cause more harm than good.

President Buhari said this in a statement through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Sunday.

According to the statement, “President Muhammadu Buhari notes with sadness, the recent confirmation of a case of Covid-19 infection in Lagos, Nigeria.

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

President Buhari, however, commends 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 commends 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 calls for vigilance on the part of all citizens and responsible government agencies.

President Buhari urges 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.

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 way to prevent infection.

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

 

 

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