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Edo government denies releasing photograph of fleeing COVID-19 patient, says the photo circulating is fake

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The Edo State Government has denied releasing any photograph of the nursing mom who is needed in the state for fleeing after she examined optimistic for COVID-19.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, stated this whereas reacting to a video on social media by somebody claiming to have been falsely recognized as the nursing mom who absconded after testing optimistic for COVID-19.

gistoftheday.com understands that In his assertion, Mr Osagie famous that the woman, whose image was circulated on social media, is a sufferer of fake information. He added that the motion by the mischief makers quantities to undermining government’s efforts to trace down the nursing mom.

Osagie stated: “Our consideration has been drawn to a video on social media by a girl who claimed her photographs have been circulated on social media wrongly as the nursing mom needed for COVID-19 remedy by the state government.

“It have to be acknowledged that when government made the announcement, it solely gave the title of the girl in query and her deal with and by no means launched any photograph of her.

“We categorically acknowledged that the nursing mom lives at No. 2 Atoe Idubor Str, off 2nd Ugbor, Benin City. With such element, it might be unattainable to combine up the particular person we’re looking for.

“However, we perceive that the motion of the mischief makers would have induced the woman in the video on social media undue psychological torment. We sympathize together with her as, identical to us, she is now a sufferer of fake information.

“Therefore, we use this opportunity to reiterate the warning on purveyors of fake news and misinformation to desist from such act, as their actions amount to undermining government’s effort to check the spread of coronavirus. This is punishable under the Quarantine Act Regulations, which is in force in the state.”

The governor’s aide urged the basic public to proceed to supply helpful data that might support in monitoring down the COVID-19 affected person and her child in order to safeguard Edo individuals.

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