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COVID-19 may be s*xually transmitted – Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said on Thursday there was a high possibility of the Covid-19 virus being transmitted through s*xual intercourse.

Ehanire, who disclosed this at an emergency press briefing in Abuja, said he believed the virus could be transmitted sexually if one of the persons involved was positive.

However, this claim is subject to scientific testing as the COVID-19 is a new disease and several types of research are still being undertaken on the pattern of the disease’ transmission.

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But some scientists have claimed that the virus cannot be transmitted through s*xual intercourse except via oral s*x.

On the use of face mask, the minister said the use of face mask is not totally compulsory, adding that the rush to get the item at all cost, especially due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the country would affect its supply for medical personnel.

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