Coronavirus: UNICEF Advises Public to Seek Information from Credible Sources


UNICEF has urged the public to trust information on Covid-19(Coronavirus) only from verified sources as concerns increase around the virus globally following information shared on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.

The international organisation has become aware of messages being circulated that are being falsely attributed to the organisation and stressed that all genuine information can be found on its website,, including information on how to protect oneself and loved ones from the virus. They say people can also see the WHO website for further updated information.

UNICEF, in collaboration with WHO, is supporting the Nigerian government’s response to the outbreak as well as leading on preventative actions in communities with risk communication, providing hygiene and medical kits to schools and health clinics and monitoring the impact of the outbreak to support continuity of care, education and social services.

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