There have been lots of speculations that the President is infected with COVID-19 following the news of his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, contacting the virus.
A further report revealed that one of the two ventilators in Abuja was prepared for a top government official.
The minister in a statement noted that the reports are all fake news.
“The epidemic of fake news is now competing with the pandemic of coronavirus, and this is not helping the fight against the disease. Instances of such fake news include”
– That there are only two ventilators in Abuja, out of which one has been commandeered for a top government official
– That a British Airways Flight was due to land in Nigeria on Wednesday despite the closure of all international airports.
– That President Muhammadu Buhari has been coughing and is now on a ventilator.
“Fake. Fake. Fake. It’s all fake news,” Mohammed said.