COVID-19: Do not take ibuprofen if you have coronavirus – WHO warns

The World Health Organization (WHO) has cautioned against the usage of popular drug ibuprofen without consulting a doctor.

WHO representative, Christian Lindmeier, gave the warning at a news conference in Geneva on Tuesday.

Lindmeier said the agency has no recent studies that link the anti-inflammatory drug with increased death rates.

He, however, included that experts are as of now investigating the issue.

“We recommend paracetamol, not ibuprofen in self-medication,” Lindmeier said.

Lindmeier likewise affirmed that two WHO staff members have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19 respiratory malady.

Coronavirus since its outbreak in Wuhan, China has claimed 6,000 lives and affected around 150 nations, including 27 for Africa.