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COVID-19: I used ginger tea, black seed for cure – Survivor

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CO-CHAIRMAN of Kano State Task Force on Coronavirus, Abdulrazak Habib has said that he developed Covid-19 symptoms but used Clove oil, ginger tea, and black seed among other things as treatment during his admission.

  Speaking on the regimen he was placed on during the time he was recuperating at isolation centre. Professor Habib stated, “I was treated with many medications, intravenous fluids, oxygen by nasal cannulae as well as steam inhalation using black seed, clove oil, ginger tea among other things. Overall I lost 7Kg in weight,” he said.

  In an official statement by the health ministry, his release from the isolation centre came after he tested negative twice.

   The professor and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital medic stressed the need to follow all guidelines on ensuring safety during this pandemic.

  He stated that he was infected while working with the task force; adding that he was sick for a month and on admission for several days.

  “I got infected while serving as part of the Kano State COVID-19 Task Force. I suffered a moderately severe disease with high fever, cough, mild shortness of breath, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, hypokalemia, severe weakness, and ultimately mild shock. I was sick for about one month and on admission for 20 days,” he said.

  The coronavirus survivor also joined voice with other health workers to tell people that the spread of the disease could be effectively checked if measures such as social distancing and lockdown are maintained.

  The Covid-19 survivor emphasised that being negative does not give them the right to stigmatise those that are positive for the virus. he said that when he tested positive, it was quite a shock and he had to struggle to accept the reality.

  Lending voice to ending stigmatization, another survivor, Oluwaseun stated that despite the fact that there is so much information on how to protect oneself, nothing quite prepares one for the emotional hit when one’s test comes back positive. She assured anyone who is admitted at one the isolation centres for coronavirus that they are getting the best of care. She said that if she could survive, they too can.

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