The Enugu State Government, on Sunday, debunked rumours of a case of Corona Virus, also known as COVID-19, in Nsukka axis of the state.

Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi, Permanent Secretary of Enugu State Ministry of Health, disclosed this to newsmen in Enugu.

Agujiobi noted that the rumour making the rounds was “false’’ and “fake news’’ propelled by mischief-makers.

“The Enugu State Ministry of Health wish to dispel the rumors making the rounds that there is a case of Corona Virus in Nsukka.

“This is false, misleading and fake; as there is no testing centre in the whole of Enugu State.

“The general public is informed that as at today, March 22, there is no case of Corona Virus in Enugu State,’’ he said.

The permanent secretary, however, urged residents of the state to observe personal health hygiene.

“Even as all is encouraged to restrict movement, cancel all unimportant gathering and to observe personal health hygiene,’’ he added.

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