Coronavirus is not sexually transmitted days PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic has said there is yet to be any scientific proof that the Coronavirus infection is s.e.xually transmissible.

National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, who stated this on Wednesday during the daily press briefing by the task force, also denied authoring any statement that suggested that the federal government was planning a complete national lockdown.

Dr Aliyu spoke about s.e.xual transmissibility of COVID-19 while reacting to a question bordering on alleged proof that the virus, after treatment for the disease, still remains in male testis.

The National Coordinator said although the world was still in the early days of the disease, no research had proven that it could be transmitted true sex, citing a test carried out on some women who had tested positive to COVID-19, but whose genital secretions tested negative for COVID-19.

“At the moment, there’s no evidence of s.e.xual 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 ten women who had severe COVID-19 and genital secretions were negative of COVID-19 virus. I think it’s still in the early days, I’ll just say, watch this space”, he said

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