Five arrested for lying about contracting corona virus in #Abuja .

Police in the FCT has arrested five people who went to the Wuse District Hospital, claiming that one of them had been infected with coronavirus. .

All five were paraded at the Wuse Zone 3 Divisional Police station. FCT police spokesperson Anjuguri Manzah  said  the suspects claimed to have been playing out a script about the virus without knowledge or authorisation from relevant authorities. .

The suspects are named as Peggy Shandi (M), Abayomi Adedoyin (M), David Gold Enemigin (M) Priscilla AJesola (F) and Jacob Oji (M). .

The FCT Department of Public Health has reiterated that there is no confirmed case of Coronavirus in the FCT and advised n calm. .

The Director of Public Health, Dr Josephine Okechukwu, said the prank led to panic and confusion as well as a disruption of normal health service delivery at the hospital. .

He added that the action of the alleged pranksters was very wrong as it was capable of creating pandemonium in a hospital environment where the alleged action took place. .

She said that if such false information was released on the social media, it would do great damage not just to the FCT but the country at large.

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