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“Don’t panic over outbreak of Coronavirus,” Buhari tells Nigerians


President Muhammadu Buhari has told Nigerians not to panic over the outbreak of Coronavirus which has spread to Nigeria.

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 lauded Governments of Lagos and Ogun States as well as other relevant agencies and called for vigilance on the part of all citizens and responsible government agencies.

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