Debian packages listing corrupted

OS: Ubuntu 18.04

When I do an “sudo apt update” today, I’m getting the following error:

Reading package lists… Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

I’ve tried clearing out the contents inside the /var/lib/apt/lists/ directory and then “apt-get clean && sudo apt-get update” to no avail.

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I’m seeing this as well, and it is also being discussed at Apt update failing on Ubuntu CUDA repo - #10 by w01