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Nigeria has not reached COVID-19 peak: Expert

A consultant obstetrics and gynaecology practitioner, Prof. Rotimi Jaiyesimi, has said it is wrong to say the COVID-19 pandemic has peaked in Nigeria.

Jaiyesimi declared this at a virtual media round-table discussion organised by the Nigerian Academy of Science on Thursday where he emphatically said that Nigeria is far from flattening the COVID-19 curve.

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He spoke on the topic, ‘COVID-19 in Nigeria: Knowing the Myths and Facts.’

“Having the virus does not mean you will have severe disease. The numbers of people who end up having severe cases are those with co-morbidities.

“Nigeria has not reached the peak of the disease and far from flattening the curve. There is the need to dispel the myths and misinformation,” Jaiyesimi said.

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In addition, a professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacokinetics, Chinedum Babalola, spoke on the topic, ‘Known Local Remedies that may be Useful for COVID-19 and the Need for More Research’. She said that there are some bioactive compounds in plants used as spices, vegetables and fruits that could boost the immune system against COVID-19.

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