Nigerian Mothers Are Making Their Children Drink Hand-Sanitisers To Prevent Coronavirus

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

Coker, who gave this warning said this on Tuesday during a press briefing on the update of cases of COVID-19, described the development in the state as a myth.

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

She said,

“We also want to address some myths in society. There are mothers that are actually giving their children sanitisers to drink.

“There is no evidence that giving sanitisers to children will prevent COVID-19. So, we encourage people to cease from doing this.”

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