The Presidency said that there are no scientific prove that the coronavirus infection is sexually transmissible.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, said this on Wednesday in Abuja at the 17th joint national briefing of the PTF on coronavirus.
He was reacting to a question bordering on alleged prove that the virus, after treatment by victims of the disease, still remains in male testicles.
Aliyu said, although the world was still in the early days of the disease, no research had proven that it could be transmitted through sex
He cited a test carried out on some women who had tested positive to COVID-19, but whose genital secretions tested negative afterwards for COVID-19.
“At the moment, there is no evidence of sexual transmission when it comes to COVID-19, but of course, we are still in the early days of the disease. The same thing happened in the case of Ebola, when subsequently it was proven that it was sexually transmissible.
“There was a small test case series of 10 women, who had severe COVID-19 and genital secretions were negative of COVID-19 virus. I think it is still in the early days, I will just say, watch this space,’ he said.
Meanwhile, KanyiDaily had reported that the Presidency slammed Popular Nigerian artist, Zlatan Ibile, for making a joke of the new update on coronavirus cases in the country.