The Anambra State Government has turned to immune boosters in the fight against COVID-19, saying that it would help people fight off the disease if contracted.
The state Commissioner for Information and public enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba in a press statement urged the people of the state to eat lots of vegetables and fruit to boost their immune system.
Anambra is currently one of the states in the country with the lowest number of COVID-19 patients, with a total of 70 cases, out of which, nine have died, while 57 have been treated and discharged, leaving the state with just four active cases.
Adinuba, while advising Anambra people said, “We can boost our immunity by eating a lot of common vegetables like bitter leaf (onugbu) and ugu (pumpkin) as well as cucumber which grow well during the rainy season and are now quite affordable.
“We can also boost our immune system by eating a lot of fruits like lemons, oranges, pawpaws, pineapples, avocados and soursops, which are plentiful in our communities and are selling at affordable prices right now.
“Our people are encouraged to take supplements like vitamin C and vitamin D as well as pharmaceutical products which contain Zinc. They help our immune system very well.”
He also added that eating organic foods like traditional foods, as opposed to junk foods can help boost their immunity against the disease, while also encouraging all to embrace exercise.
He said, “Our dear state has done very well in the fight against COVID-19. All our people are advised to continue to work hard to make Anambra State to remain the safest state in Nigeria.
“Let us fight the coronavirus pandemic with the same zeal with which we have successfully fought violent criminals like armed robbers, kidnappers and contract murderers and consequently made our state the most peaceful in the country.”