Nigerians have been given tips on how to build their immune system in a way it can resist coronavirus.
The Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, has shared important tips on how to boost one’s immune system against coronavirus.
Recall that Mr Otegbayo alongside the Chairman of the hospital’s board, Ibrahim Shettima, tested positive for the infection on Sunday, 29th of March.
However, while Mr Shettima still tests positive, Mr Otegbayo’s results proved negative after two tests.
“As we all continue to adhere to NCDC safety guidelines for containing this pandemic, let us please pay attention to our personal hygiene, eat healthily, take measures that will boost our immune system and get good rest. Be vigilant and please, stay safe,” he advised in a statement first posted on Twitter on Thursday morning.
“It made the news on Sunday, the 29th of March, 2020, that I tested positive for COVID-19, with details of the result indicating that I had a low viral load and high CT (immunity index).
“As recommended by NCDC, repeat tests were conducted on Tuesday 31st of March, 2020 and Monday, 6th of April, 2020 and I’m pleased to declare that they both returned NEGATIVE. Throughout the dark period, I anchored my faith in God and declared His words over my life, while taking recommended medications.”
He then expressed his gratitude to his wife, children, extended family, the pastors of Vine Branch Church, the staff of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Committee of CMDs/CEOs of Tertiary hospitals and staff of the University of Ibadan.
As at the time of filing this report, coronavirus has infected over 1.5 million globally and killed over 88,000 persons, according to Worldometer.