The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has taken to the social media to counter the rumours making round in some quarters that the consumption of ginger, garlic and hot lemon can prevent the body from being infected by coronavirus.
A tweet in the centre’s Twitter handle dismissed this local assertions and urged Nigerians to keep to the WHO prescribed hand-washing and social distancing.
“Beware of unverified messages on social media!
These DO NOT protect against #COVID19:
Consuming hot lemon, palm oil, ginger or garlic
Gargling with salt water
Drinking or spraying dettol on your body
#StayAtHome,” NCDC stated