Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has denied rumours making the rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari is having critical cough and has been placed on a ventilator.
There has been tons of hypothesis about Buhari’s well being, because the information of his Chief of Staff’s coronavirus status went viral on social media.
Reports additionally claimed that one of the 2 ventilators in Abuja, was commandeered for a high authorities official.
The Information Minister in an announcement despatched to DAILY POST, labelled each claims as pretend information.
“The epidemic of pretend information is now competing with the pandemic of coronavirus, and this isn’t serving to the combat towards the illness. Instances of such pretend information embrace
– That there are solely two ventilators in Abuja, out of which one has been commandeered for a high authorities official
– That a British Airways Flight was resulting from land in Nigeria on Wednesday regardless of the closure of all worldwide airports.
– That President Muhammadu Buhari has been coughing and is now on ventilator.
“Fake. Fake. Fake. It’s all fake news,” Mohammed stated.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 51 energetic circumstances of COVID-19 within the nation