WorldStage Newsonline-- The Imo State government has described as untrue the rumour of an outbreak of Monkeypox in the State.
The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who disclosed this in a statement signed by his press secretary described the report as unfounded and called on the people to go about their normal business.
He said, "the attention of the Imo State government has been drawn to the wicked and unfounded rumor being spread by the wicked ones over the monkey pox virus which created undue anxiety in Owerri, the state capital especially among some parents.”
"The state government wants to inform Imo people in particular and the general public that the monkey pox virus is not in Imo and will never spread to Imo. The federal Government has named few states that have had one or two cases and the states that should be monitored closely and Imo State is not among any of the groups. So these wicked rumor mongers in the state will surely reap the ugly fruits of their ugly acts,” he stated
He said a monitoring team has been set up to ensure that the disease does not spread to Imo state. "The government is on the alert and will take the necessary action if the need arises and Imo people will duly be informed. But for now, there is no cause for any alarm. Imo is in the hand of God".