Authorities in Central Nigeria say no coronavirus case has been confirmed in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State as report by local media.
A resident of the city, reported to have developed COVID-19 symptoms after having contact with an infected Governor has tested negative, Plateau State Information Commissioner, Dan Manjang said in a press statement, Sunday.
Manjang said, “Prior to the rumour, the Ministry of Health, Plateau State swiftly took the specimen of Hassan Sale for examination.
“We are happy to announce to Plateau people and indeed to the whole world that both the preliminary and the confirmatory results of the specimen standing in the name of Hassan Sale are negative.
“In the light of this development therefore, Government wishes to call on all and sundry to discountenance such misinformation and also state categorically that as at this moment, there is no known case of Corona Virus found in Plateau State.”
The statement called citizens to maintain regular hand washing and social distance.
“They should also be mindful of the kind of news they pick on the street or from the Social Media space.”