The World Health Organisation (WHO) has debunked insinuations that 5G mobile network was responsible for the raging Coronavirus pandemic, insisting that “viruses cannot travel on radio waves or mobile networks.”
In a statement on Friday by its office in Nigeria, WHO clarified that Coronavirus is a respiratory disease spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks.
“People can also be infected by touching a contaminated surface and then their eyes, mouth or nose,” it said.
WHO noted that coronavirus was spreading in many countries that did not have 5G mobile networks.
It also said being infected with the new Coronavirus did not mean that the person would be infected with the virus forever, adding that people recovered from the disease.
“Most COVID-19 infected persons can recover and eliminate the virus from their bodies. If you are infected by the disease, make sure you treat your symptoms. If you have cough, fever, and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early, but call your health facility by telephone first. Most patients recover thanks to supportive care,” WHO said.
It added that exposure to the sun or to temperatures higher than 25C degrees would not prevent COVID-19.
“You can be infected with COVID-19, no matter how sunny or hot the weather is. Countries with hot weather have reported cases of COVID-19,” the organisation noted.
WHO added that to be protected from the virus, people should ensure frequent and thorough hand washing and avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose.
Meanwhile, the number of reported cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria have increased to 305 with 58 discharged and seven dead.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its Twitter handle on Friday night. It said:
“As at 09:30 pm, 10th April, there are 305 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in Nigeria. 58 have been discharged with 7 deaths. Seventeen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported with eight in Lagos, three in Katsina, two in FCT, one each in Niger, Kaduna, Anambra, and Ondo.”
As at 09:30 pm 10th April, there are
305 confirmed cases
Akwa Ibom- 5
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 10, 2020