The Federal Government has dismissed reports that the outbreak of Monkeypox resulted from free government medical services in the affected areas.
- Eleven people had been confirmed to have the virus in Bayelsa State while 49 others were quarantined.
- A doctor and a minor were later released in the state after undergoing treatment.
- The virus was also reported in Akwa Ibom.
What is happening:
In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said Nigerians should disregard the report.