The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has dismissed rumours of the spread of Coronavirus in the country.
The NCDC in a statement asked Nigerians to disregard the rumour of the presence of the virus in the country.
The agency in a statement on Sunday clarified the case of a Chinese man who returned to Nigeria from China last week, saying he had only gone for a routine medical checkup as requested by his employers. The checkup showed that he had no symptoms of the sickness.
“The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is aware of ongoing rumours of the importation of the Coronavirus to Nigeria.
“The individual returned from China last week and went for a routine medical check as requested by his employers. He showed no symptoms of illness and has not been diagnosed with the novel Coronavirus.
“NCDC has agreed on a national case definition to identify suspect cases and established a laboratory testing platform to test samples from patients that meet this case definition,” the statement read in part.
It stated that measures are in place to establish a laboratory-testing platform to test samples gotten from patients that show signs of infection.