The Lagos State Government has warmed against treatment of malaria while having symptoms of covid-19.
Speaking at a press briefing, the commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, explained that this became important as there has been a general notion that the coronavirus doesn’t exist in Nigeria hence the lackadaisical attitude experienced.
He noted that 13 out of 100 people tested have covid-19, alluding to the aggressive transmission of the virus due to non observance of the protocols.
“16 per cent of the COVID-19 cases currently in the state were severe cases, while one per cent are in critical condition”.
“48 per cent of people infected with COVID-19 have very mild symptoms or even asymptomatic. Some of them don’t even know they’re carrying the virus.
“Over 29 thousand has been diagnosed but the ministry said a lot of people have opted to treat themselves from home.
“So far, 2836 has been discharged but 236 people have died of the disease”, he said.