Tuesday, March 31

Nigeria to lift ban on Chloroquine for treatment of COVID-19

Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, The Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC has confirmed yesterday that chloroquine drugs contains an ingredient that may help in treatment of COVID-19. In his briefing on the agencies activities towards the containment of the virus , he said clinical trials has shown that a proper application of the chloroquine can aid in the treatment of the virus as it contains anti viral properties, which prevents the replication of viruses.
“NAFDAC as the agency had initially communicated the Ministry of Health and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on the efficacy of chloroquine even before the United States President, Donald Trump made a public announcement. Chloroquine which is an old anti-malarial drug that had been banned in Nigeria due to the malaria parasite resistance and other side effects has anti-viral property, anti-inflammatory and anti-malaria property.
Mojisola revealed that recent clinical trials in china has confirmed that, chloroquine prevents the virus from replicating.

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