By Peace Oghenegbavwe
Following rumours making rounds on social media, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) through its official media platforms have written to debunk the rumour that the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is spread through broiler chickens.
According to the statement, “the NCDC can confirm that this is completely FALSE. The public is advised to disregard this rumour and discourage further spread”.
“Scientists are working on identifying the animal source of this new virus. Currently, there is no known link between the virus and broiler chickens”.
The centre therefore advised that accurate information on COVID-19 or disease outbreaks in Nigeria should only be gotten from their official social media handles and official website.