Lithuanian healthmin warns about online fraudsters offering coronavirus medicines

  • 2020-04-02
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga on Thursday warned residents about online fraudsters offering medicines from the coronavirus.

The minister underlined there's no medicine yet, approved by any international organization, therefore, residents must be cautious.

"Residents must remain cautious and not to buy medicines that are claimed to be suitable for virus treatment. We should all understand that even it's being offered, and even if theoretically such a medicine was created, it would not be some food supplement and people could not decide without medics on their prescription and recommendations and how such a medicine should be used and whether it is needed," the minister told a press conference today.

"Let's not succumb to possible fraud cases and be cautious. If such medicines appear, they will appear in the health system and not in online shops," Veryga said.