- The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, says he is wearing a face mask to protect himself and others from COVID-19
- The monarch says he chose to lead by example by putting on the mask
- Oba Ogunwusi called on those taking the deadly disease with levity to change their mindset towards the pandemic, adding that COVID-19 is real
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said he is wearing a face mask to cover his nose and mouth in order to protect himself and others from the deadly coronavirus.
The monarch stated this at the Ogun state governor's office on Wednesday, April 29, in response to the people wondering why he wears a face mask in public, The Nation reports.
According to Oba Ogunwusi, he decided to “lead by example” by putting on preventive measures against the deadly disease.
He said: “Coronavirus is real. It is dangerous and a respecter of nobody. I advise those still skeptical about the reality of the dreadful pandemic to adjust their thinking and face the issue that has today become a global health concern.”
The monarch was at the governor's office to hand over two motorised modular fumigators to Governor Dapo Abiodun in support of Ogun state's fight against COVID-19.
In other news, a group of Nigerian Catholic priests have developed a supposed cure for the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, a drug called Pax CVD Plus.
The disclosure was made in a statement released and signed by Father Anselm Adodo OSB on Wednesday, April 29, on the official page of the Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories, Outcome News reports.
The cleric said the drug is solely for the treatment of coronavirus.
Father Anselm said that plant-based drugs are seemingly the best approach for coronavirus because these drugs are easily produced, stored and distributed and can be handled by medical and non-medical personnel as they pose low contamination risk.
He said the constituents of the drug are antiviral and immunomodulatory agents which help to stimulate antibodies.
The cleric said: “The Pax CVD PLUS contains herbs and active phytoconstituents with documented scientific evidence based on clinical reports of their efficacy and safety.”
According to Father Anselm, the research is a joint effort of experts from University of Lagos and University of Benin, a tertiary health institution—Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo state and experts sent by Prof Tunde Salako and Prof Catherine Adeyeye.
Professor Salako is the head of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development, while Professor Adeyeye is the director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control.
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