One of such messages shared through a social media chat platform, WhatsApp, and seen by our correspondent, read: “They say Ebola in Abuja. So pls take your bath with cold water and addition of enough salt inside the water. Pls bath your children as well ma/sir”.
However, a statement signed by the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku’s Chief Press Secretary, Joseph Mutah, said the speculation that salt and hot water solution cures the deadly viral disease is only a rumour.
Maku maintained that there was no cure yet for the disease. He urged Nigerians to, however, maintain maximum environmental and personal hygiene to guard against contracting the deadly virus.