- The federal government has warned that not all sanitisers are of effective standards
- Health minister Osagie Ehanire said a research carried out by his ministry showed that some of the sanitisers used by the general public are not genuine
- The minister further stressed that sanitisers that are not up to standard can be detected through NAFDAC number and ingredients of their production
The federal government has warned the general public that not all sanitisers in circulation are up to standard as some have been established to be fake through its finding.
Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, issued this precaution note while speaking at the presidential task force briefing on Covid-19 on Tuesday, May 19, in Abuja.
According to the health minister, fake sanitisers can be detected by checking the NAFDAC number and ingredients used in producing them.
“I will start by using the opportunity to issue an advisory on sanitiser. You will see a lot of sanitisers out in the market. A study carried out by research institution in the Ministry of Health has shown not all of them are up to standard.
“In buying sanitisers, there is an advisory I will like to share. You must look first of all at the NAFDAC number. A sanitiser should have a NAFDAC number.
Ehanire also gave an update on the condition of health workers suspected to have contracted coronavirus, adding that they are being subjected to compulsory 14-day isolation.
In a related news, it was reported that amid mounting questions surrounding the whereabouts of a 15-man Chinese medics, the federal government has stated that the Chinese are still in Nigeria on a mission to help the country build and equip isolation centres.
Speaking during the presidential task force briefing n Covid-19 on Tuesday, May 19, Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, said that the Chinese medics came to "Nigeria to share their experiences in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 226 new cases of coronavirus in 16 states with Lagos leading the pack with a whopping 131.
In a tweet by the national disease control agency on Tuesday, May 19, 25 cases were reported in Ogun state, with Plateau coming behind with 15 new cases.
NCDC announced 11 new cases in Edo, seven in Kaduna and six in Oyo. Five cases were reported in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Adamawa each.
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