#CONVID19: UNICEF Advises The Public To Seek Information From Trusted Sources

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By Ijeoma Ukazu | 

With information shared on WhatsApp and other social media platforms on Coronavirus, (ConVid-19), the United Nations Children’s Fund, (UNICEF) has appealed to the public to trust information only from verified sources.

According to a statement made available by our corespondent, the Communication Officer for UNICEF, Blessing Ejiofor said, “UNICEF has become aware of messages being circulated that are being falsely attributed to the organization and stressed that all genuine information can be found on its website, www.unicef.org, including information on how to protect yourself and loved ones from the virus. People can also see the WHO website for further updated information.”

She said, UNICEF, in collaboration with World Health Organization, (WHO), is supporting the Nigerian government’s response to the outbreak.

Ejiofor said the UN body is leading on preventative actions in communities with risk communication, providing hygiene and medical kits to schools, health clinics as well as monitoring the impact of the outbreak to support continuity of care, education and social services.

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