The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has asked Nigerians to disregard and discourage rumours of the spread of Coronavirus in the country.
The agency in a statement 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.
It stated that measures are in place to establish a laboratory-testing platform to test samples gotten from patients that show signs of infection.
The NCDC urged Nigerians to take necessary precautions and ensure that they study the public health advisory on Coronavirus epidemic in Nigeria.
It emphasised that travellers from China have been advised to report immediately to NCDC through its communication centre, “if they feel ill.”