Abuja - The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Wednesday dismissed rumours of five new cases of Ebola in Lagos.
This is contained in a statement signed by Dan Nwomeh, his Special Assistant on Media and Communication and made available to the media on Wednesday.
“Presently, Nigeria has only two confirmed cases of Ebola.”
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“This clarification follows media reports of five new cases in Lagos State. The report should be disregarded.”
“Any doubtful information on the outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria should be verified from the office of the Minister of Health.”
“The minister has the sole authority to announce confirmed cases as far as disease in Nigeria is concerned,” the statement stated and promised that any new confirmed case would be promptly announced.