Hours after Nigeria confirmed the first case of dreadful COVID-19, news that four patients diagnosed with the novel virus lost their lives has been making rounds on social media from Thursday. According to the news circulating on social media and messaging apps, so far ten COVID-19 cases are reported in Guntur. Adding to which, the death news of four parents has been taking a toll at the health officials in Guntur.
The messages also urged the citizens to avoid eating eggs and chicken meat over the spread of the infection. Adding strength to the rumours, speculations intensified with various local channels telecasting that traces of the virus were found in blood samples of a few suspected patients. Reacting to the news circulating, the government officials snubbed them to be fake. The government officials also urged the citizen to stop panicking. In an official statement, the officials claimed that the methods of cooking methods in India are extremely safe.