Coronavirus: No Covid-19 cure for now - FG warns

Coronavirus: No Covid-19 cure for now - FG warns

- Ministry of Health has maintained that there is no cure yet for the treatment of coronavirus

- The ministry also advised Nigerians to adhere to the public health advisories issued by government agencies

- Nigeria's Covid-19 cases have spiked to 5,959 after NCDC announced 338 new cases on Sunday evening

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Amid ongoing collective efforts channelled against the coronavirus crisis, the federal government has warned that there is no cure yet for the Covid-19 infection.

The declaration was made by the Ministry of Health via its official Twitter page on Monday, May 18, adding that investigations through clinical trials are ongoing on a possible cure.

"There isn't any cure yet for the treatment of #COVID19. Treatments are under investigation and are tested through clinical trials," the health ministry said.

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The ministry also enjoined Nigerians to adhere to the public health advisories issued by government agencies.

On Sunday, May 17, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 338 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the country.

The disease control agency in a tweet disclosed that the 338 new cases were spread across 18 states, bringing the total number of confirmed cases across the country to 5959.

A breakdown of cases by the state showed that Lagos recorded 177 new cases, Kano 64, Abuja 21, Rivers with 16, Plateau and 14, Oyo 11. Katsina recorded 9, Jigawa 4, Kaduna 4, Abia 3, Bauchi 3, Borno 3, Gombe 2, Akwa Ibom 2, Delta 2 Ondo 1, Kebbi 1 and Sokoto 1.

The number of discharged patients are 1,594, while fatalities stand at 182.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Seyi Makinde, Oyo state governor, has confirmed 11 fresh Covid-19 cases in the state barely 11 hours after NCDC reported 338 new cases in 18 states.

In a situational update on coronavirus via his Twitter page on Monday, May 18, Makinde disclosed that 18 confirmed Covid-19 patients have received their second negative results and have been successfully discharged.

This brings the total number of discharged cases in Oyo to 46 with total confirmed cases in the state spiking to 118 after the NCDC report.

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