Kwara Govt Dismisses Fake Claims On Amala

The Kwara State Government has debunked claims that a local meal made of yam flour, referred to as ‘Amala’, can cure the COVID-19 infection.

The Permanent Secretary, Kwara State Ministry of Health, Dr Abubakar Ayinla, made the dismissal in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin during the daily routine meetings of the medical team of the Kwara COVID-19 Technical Committee in the state.

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According to Dr Ayinla, the state government has set up the Risk Communication Teams, among others, to manage rumours and fake news circulating with regards to COVID-19 in the state.

Dr Ayinla disclosed that the teams were set up to allay fears of misconception, while reiterating that COVID-19 has no cure for now and that Amala cannot cure it.


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