The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has finally responded to rumors and reports being peddled by naysayers that her Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu is in ‘quarantine over coronavirus’.

(L-R) NCDC DG second to the last wearing face mask in China

To lay to rest these unfounded heresy making round, the organization has said that, such never happened to Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu. That it was a major falsehood aimed at discrediting the good works of the organization.

It would be recalled that the Director General had earlier travelled to China to meet with world health experts on ways and best practices to contain the deadly Coronavirus.

According to a statement released yesterday by the organisation, “Between the 16th and 24th of February 2020, the World Health Organization deployed a high-level mission to China.

“The joint mission had 25 national and international experts, including the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.

“The Mission met with counterparts in China to understand their response to COVID-19 and how the global community can learn from this”.

“The Director General has adhered to this, to protect himself and the public. He has been tested since his return, and has shown no symptoms of COVID-19 infection. He remains in good health” the statement says.

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