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Amala can’t cure coronavirus – Kwara govt.



Kwara State government has dismissed rumour making the rounds that amala is a cure for Covid-19.

  This was made known by the Permanent Secretary to the Kwara State Ministry of Health, Abubakar Ayinla,, during a health meeting,

The government said, it has set up a counter-rumour outfit to deal with misinformation, warning that WHO has not recommended any specific treatment for coronavirus.

The government said it is working round the clock to fight misinformation.

It would be recalled that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been at the forefront of debunking misinformation surrounding not only the spread of the disease but its causes and purported cure.

“To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus,” official message from its website states.

The health outfit, however, said those who manifest symptoms “should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimised supportive care”.

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