The Commissioner for Health in Ogun State, Dr Tomi Coker, has warned mothers to desist from giving their children sanitisers to drink as how of combating coronavirus.

Coker, who gave this warning said during a press briefing on the update of cases of COVID-19, described the event within the state as an imagination

The commissioner said she had discovered that a lot of mothers within the state had been engaging in asking their children to drink sanitisers so on get immune against the deadly virus.

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The doctor said there was no evidence that drinking sanitisers would prevent COVID-19.

She said, “We also want to deal with some imagination in society. There are mothers that are literally giving their children sanitisers to drink.

“There is not any evidence that giving sanitisers to children will prevent COVID-19. So, we encourage people to cease from doing this.”

The commissioner also allayed the fears of the people over the report that a victim of COVID-19 was at the State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta a couple of days ago.

Coker said the patient who visited the hospital with some symptoms of COVID-19 had tested negative.

She said, “The person who presents to Ijaye hospital with signs and symptoms implicational a COVID-19. Since then, the individual who may be a male has been admitted into our isolation centre and tested negative of COVID-19.

“We have treated him for other ailments and he has today been discharged home hale and hearty.” 

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