Kano State Government has raised alarm over a fake news trending on the social media on the purported outbreak of Corona Virus disease in the state.
The government said the fake news, carried fake logos of CNN and BBC Hausa service, alleging that two students of Bayero University, Kano have been confirmed positive of the Corona Virus disease (Covid-19).
This was contained in a statement issued by Ministry of Health Public Relations Officer, Hadiza Namadi and sent to Solacebase on Sunday.
It said the news is indeed untrue and false by mischief makers intended to cause panic in the state.
‘’There was never at any point in time since the recorded outbreak of the disease in the country when Kano State had any confirmed case of Covid-19, said the statement.
‘’The Commissioner of Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, therefore urged all concerned organizations, groups, individuals and the general public to disregard the news as just a lie, fake and rumour being circulated with an intent to cause panic and chaos among the general public.’’
According to the statement, the commissioner, however, advised people to take precautionary measures against the disease including regular hand washing social distancing and report any suspected case to the nearest health facility.