COVID-19: Lai Mohammed Reveals Only Weapon Against Coronavirus
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the only weapon to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19) is by applying the use of ‘Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention (NPI).
According to Lai Mohammed, the use of NPI means; largely sensitization, advocacy, keeping very good hygiene, social distancing, not shaking hands, and no gathering.
He warned that the spike in fake news and misinformation, despite repeated caution by the Government, is distracting the fight against COVID-19.
According to him, the Government is particularly worried about unverified local therapies circulating on social media as a cure to COVID-19, when in fact, no known cure has been developed for the disease.
“If you go by Whatsapp platform, there are so many myths and cures for COVID-19 today.
“Some people will tell you, and it cannot affect Africans or the disease does not even exist at all while some will say, all you need to do is to take garlic, take ginger.
“As we speak today, there is no vaccine or medicine for COVID-19.
“The only weapon to combat the virus is what we called Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention (NPI), which is largely sensitisation, advocacy, keeping very good hygiene, social distancing, not shaking hands, and no gathering.
“These are the only effective ways to contain the pandemic, and that is why governments are declaring total lockdown.
“Once it starts spreading, no healthcare in the world can survive it,” Lai Mohammed said.
Meanwhile, 190 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Nigeria, according to NCDC.
You may be interested
Gov Udom Emmanuel renews Ini Edo’s appointmentWebby - July 13, 2020
<!-- Ini Edo --> Ini Edo Ini Edo’s appointment, as the Special Assistant on Culture & Tourism to Governor Udom…
End of the road for Biola Ebila, Ibadan’s most wanted criminalWebby - July 13, 2020
<!-- Biola Ebila: Ibadan most wanted criminal and gang leader --> The end of the road for notorious criminal Biola…
Breaking: Lagos, Ebonyi lead, as Nigeria records 571 COVID-19 cases, 16 deathsWebby - July 13, 2020
<!-- Doctors attending to a coronavirus patient --> Doctors attending to a coronavirus patient By Kazeem Ugbodaga Nigeria, on Sunday…