The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has cautioned Nigerians against buying or taking locally brewed mixture being offered as COVID-19 vaccine.
They made the warning on Wednesday via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov.
The warning is coming in response to news emanating from Kano that a locally brewed mixture, produced in the state was capable of curing Coronavirus.
It did not disclose the source of the concoction, or if an arrest has been made.
The agency also did not state if anyone is known to have taken the mixture.
The label on the poison states: ‘COVID-19 vaccine. Using traditional medicine. Kano State.’
It is accompanied with phone number 070420272–8
The agency had tweeted: “A liquid mixture is being sold with claims that it is”#COVID19 vaccine.” This is FALSE!
“There is currently NO VACCINE or drug approved for #COVID19 prevention by health authorities.
“#TakeResponslibility. Only purchase and consume drugs at accredited pharmacies or health facilities.”