The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has dismissed as false, reports suggesting that one of the Chinese doctors that recently arrived in Nigeria, had tested positive for the COVID-19.
Mr Mohammed, who is also a member of the Presidential Task Force (PTF), stated this, during the daily media briefing of the task force on COVID 19
The minister maintained that such news should have emanated from the Twitter handle of the federal government.
While advising Nigerians to disregeard the story, Mohammed stressed that there was no such thing.
Meanwhile, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 had explained that the Chinese Doctors have only come to complement ongoing efforts to tackle the pandemic.
Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, stressed that the coming of the Chinese Doctors is part of China’s cooperate social responsibility initiated by CCECC, a company with a total volume of infrastructural contracts in Nigeria worth over N10 billion.