Claim: A post on Facebook on Tuesday, March 30, 2020, suggests that a blend of camel’s urine and lime can cure the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
A post on Facebook on Tuesday, March 30, 2020, suggests that a blend of came’s urine and lime can cure the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
The post which was published in Hausa urged Nigerians to take a mixture of lime and camel’s urine to treat all cases and suspected cases of COVID-19.
Fact: The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) fact-checkers studied the claim and found out that the alleged recipe for COVID-19 treatment is untrue.
CDD fact-checks showed that no medical or scientific tests have shown that camel’s urine can cure any human disease.
The checks also revealed that not even a combination of the animal’s urine and lime has been scientifically proven to cure COVID-19.
Also, the World Health Organisation (WHO) in several instances has warned that there is currently no known cure for the COVID-19 disease which has continued to ravage the world.
The international organisation also admonished the general public to be cautious of what they read or consume in an attempt to prevent or cure the disease.
Also, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control in an advisory called on all Nigerians to report suspected cases of Coronavirus to the centre which has COVID-19 testing centres across the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria.
Warning against self-medication in any suspected case of COVID-19, the NCDC called for self-isolation, social distancing and staying at home to prevent the spread of the virus.
Conclusion: Camel’s urine and lime don’t cure Coronavirus as
such people should disregard the claim and use only preventive measures suggested by health authorities and experts.
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