The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has warned Nigerians against using unverified and unorthodox means to prevent or cure Coronavirus infection.
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With a cure for the virus still elusive, most people across the world have been resorting to self-help, in a bid to prevent infection.
In a tweet posted on Tuesday, the NCDC dismissed some tips many believe could help prevent contracting the disease. Rather, the agency warned Nigerians against causing further harm to themselves.
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The agency said preventive measures such as drinking palm oil, drinking hot lemon, eating garlic and ginger, gargling warm water and salt, or using special oils are all useless against the disease.
The NCDC also noted that spraying of water or Dettol, an antiseptic and disinfectant, all over the body also does not prevent or cure the virus.
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Nigeria has recorded a total of 135 confirmed COVID-19 cases, as of March 31. Eight people have recovered, while two have died.