FG warns Covid-19 Survivors not to reveal Drugs used on them

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The Federal Government has warned COVID-19 survivors to stop giving details of the drugs used for their treatment, so they don’t encourage self-medication.

This comes after some high-profile survivors spoke about the drugs administered on them during their treatment

The plea was made at a press briefing by the chairman of the presidential task force on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha.

“The PTF congratulates and appreciates the testimonies of Nigerians who have recovered from COVID-19, which has given us more insights and further strengthens the need to adhere strictly to guidelines issued, he said

“However, an emerging issue from all these testimonies is the issue of prescription for treatments. We should always remember that the symptoms of COVID-19 mimic some illnesses we already know but treating the symptoms is not the same as treating the virus. For this reason, we strongly discourage self-medication.

He further stated that five states in Nigeria were currently participating in the ongoing World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated solidarity trial to find a cure for the pandemic, saying that at the end of this trial, relevant health authorities would make statements on acceptable drugs for treating COVID-19

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