NCDC DG says 90% of Covid-19 patients recover without any intervention


The Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu , has said that 90% of those who recover from the Coronavirus disease did so without any intervention.

He said this while responding to the claim that the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, recovered within one week because he took some herbal medicine.

According to him, a person who tests positive for Coronavirus is usually given only oxygen for him to keep staying alive and allow his body to recover by itself.

“We should remember that 90 per cent of these patients recover without any intervention. So, if you take something and say you recovered and that something is why you recovered, it doesn’t quite add up.

“There are very few viruses with a cure. So, you go to a hospital and for COVID-19, you’re given oxygen. Oxygen is not really a treatment; it’s to keep you alive for long enough for you to recover yourself,” he said.