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6,401 COVID-19 Cases Officially Recorded In Nigeria – Health Minister Warns Against Self Treatment Of The Virus

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Nigeria has, officially, recorded Six Thousand, Four Hundred And One, (6,401), COVID-19 cases, as updated, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, during the PTF briefing on COVID-19. in the evening of Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

The update, also, shows that, Two Hundred And Twenty Six, (226), new cases were recorded yesterday, while One Thousand, Seven Hundred And Thirty-Four, (1,734), cases have been discharged, with One Hundred And Ninety-Two, (192), deaths have, also, been recorded in Nigeria, from COVID-19.

The number of current active cases, in Nigeria is, Four Thousand, Four Hundred And Seventy-Five, (4,475). As at the time of the update, Nigeria has, so far, tested only Thirty-Six Thousand, Eight Hundred And Ninety-Nine, (36,899), people.

The update shows that, Lagos State recorded One Hundred And Thirty-One, (131), new cases, while Ogun State recorded Twenty-Five, (25), new cases.

With Plateau State, recording Fifteen, (15), new cases. Edo State recorded Eleven, (11), new cases, while Kaduna State recorded Seven, (7), new cases, with Oyo State recording Six, (6), new cases.

The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja And Adamawa State recorded Five, (5), new cases each, while Borno, Ebonyi and Jigawa States, have recorded Four, (4), new cases, with Nasarawa State, recording Three, (3), new cases each.

Bauchi and Gombe States recorded Two, (2), new cases each, while Bayelsa and Enugu State recorded One, (1), new case each.

Meanwhile, the Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has advised against self treatment and medication at home, once they have tested positive, for COVID-19.

The Minister stated this, at the daily briefing by the PTF on COVID-19, held at Abuja, yesterday, May 19, 2020.

He stressed that, many educated and well-to-do Nigerians, have resorted to be treating themselves at home and are rushed to the hospitals, when complications arise, and usually die in the process.

“On chloroquine, first, we do not, at any way, support self-medication. If you hear that, anyone is taking medication of any type, it has to be something prescribed, by his doctor.

There are medicines that should not be in your hands, unless they are prescribed, by your doctor.

There are medicines, over-the-counter that, you can buy, but these are prescription medicines, which you should not have, unless your doctor prescribes them,” Ehanire stressed.


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