FG, Covid-19 Is Not Sexually transmitted
FG, Covid-19 Is Not Sexually transmitted

The Federal Government says there is no scientific prove yet that COVID-19 is sexually transmissible.

National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, said this in Abuja at a briefing of the Task Force.

He said though the world was still in the early days of the disease, no research had proven that it could be transmitted through sex.

He cited a test carried out on some women who had tested positive to COVID-19 but whose genital secretions tested negative afterwards.

On the issue of increasing testing rates for the virus across the country, Aliyu said they are looking at every possibility of expanding testing, but there are a lot of bottlenecks.

He added that some of the bottlenecks are less to do with the laboratories, but more to do with the operations efficiency and also the availability of easy sampling sites.