The Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state is recording cases of people treating themselves for malaria only for them to realise after testing that it is COVID-19.
Medical experts however say the best way to distinguish malaria from COVID-19 is to get tested.
“We are seeing too many cases of people treating themselves for malaria multiple times and only realise it’s COVID-19.”
The commissioner said sometimes, such people realised the error “too late” and sometimes “show up too sick.”
“The symptoms are similar, but they are not the same. If you suspect malaria, please go for a COVID-19 test,” Abayomi counselled. (Punch)