Treatment of COVID-19

Treatment of COVID-19

Social media has been awash with various concoctions for the treatment of COVID-19. This has confused the public as to what treatment to take.

 

 

The Ministry of Health and Child Care advises the public that there is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). There is no evidence that the various concoctions that are being advertised or written about work. Those infected with the virus receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms while those with severe illness receive optimized supportive care. Some patients with severe COVID-19 may need supportive care to help them breathe.

 

Self-care

If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you have recovered. You can relieve your symptoms through rest, sleep, keeping warm and drinking plenty of fluids.

 

Please, if you develop a fever, cough, and have difficulty in breathing, promptly seek medical care. Call your health care provider in advance and tell them of any recent travel or recent contact with travelers.

 

For prompt assistance, call the Ministry of Health and Child Care toll-free line 2019 or the Youth Advocates Forum toll-free line 393. The lines operate 24 hours a day.