Akeredolu: Ondo will soon have cure for COVID-19

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Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has asserted that the state will soon have its cure for the Coronavirus disease.

He mentioned this while briefing the state on the update of the coronavirus situation at the Government House on Monday in Akure.

Akeredolu noted that the state government has been supporting traditional medicine practitioners in the state to find a cure for the virus.

According to him “Whatever the cure the state comes up with will still go through clinical authentication and approval.

“There have been various suggestions and unauthorised recommendations of drugs and therapies for COVID-19.

 “We wish to use this opportunity to advise the public against embarking on any harmful and indiscriminate act.

“All the herbal combinations and orthodox medicine, mostly being promoted and displayed on the social media and elsewhere, have not yet been authenticated and approved for clinical use,” he said.

The governor also implored the state indigenes to promptly report any suspected case for medical review and appropriate treatment.

He confirmed that the most recent COVID-19 case resides in the state and has never travelled outside the state, thus pointing that there is community transmission.

“Our records of only four confirmed new cases support that the curve is not flattening yet and that there is still much to be done,” he said.

The governor also stated that the government would soon meet with religious leaders and other stakeholders in the state to explore ways of resuming religious activities in the state.

“We will accelerate such consultations and review. Without doubt, the people will hear from me very soon,” he said.

Ondo state presently records 20 confirmed cases, 13 recovered patients and 1 death.

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