Nigeria: Respect Message Line, Do Not Spread Panic, Says NCDC

27 March 2020

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has raised the alarm over the activities of some Nigerians who are toying with the helplines dedicated to fighting the COVID-19.

In a tweet thursday, the NCDC urged Nigerians to be civil and responsible for the way they go about reporting cases with regards to the virus, using the dedicated phone lines.

The health body said it received several messages and calls, over an Instagram video.

NCDC noted that the individual was said to be very sick and reported that NCDC did not respond.

According to the NCDC, on reaching out to the individual, he said what he did was a skit, adding that he is well.

The NCDC urged all Nigerians to respect the call and message lines and advised that no one should spread panic.

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