By Michael Adesanya/ Abeokuta
Ogun State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, has warned against some unsafe practices by some people in the state, ostensibly to keep themselves safe from the COVID – 19, saying she even heard that mothers were giving their babies sanitizers to drink.
According to her, the practice is harmful, explaining that there was no evidence or medical support that drinking sanitizers could cure or vaccinate one against Coronavirus.
She gave the warning during a briefing the state has recorded one new case of COVID – 19, thus bringing the figure of recorded cases in the state to four since the outbreak of the virus in Nigeria on February 28.
Coker, while briefing reporters at the Ministry’s office at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, said the new index case is a 30 – year – old lady who just tested positive.
Coker said that two of the four COVID – 19 cases in state have been discharged, while 72 contacts are being closely monitored.
According to the Health Commissioner, Ogun State has 24 ventilators comprising 14 ready -for – use and 10 other pieces for back – up
Coker also reminded residents to keep observing social distancing rule as well as hand and respiratory hygiene, warning communities against stigmatizing hospitals receiving suspected COVID – 19 cases in the state.