Nigeria govt finally reveals drug used for treating COVID-19 patients

Nigeria govt finally reveals drug used for treating COVID-19 patients

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has revealed the drug used in treating COVID-19 patients in Nigeria.

Ehanire during a press briefing on Tuesday said the country has started using Remdesivir.

Remdesivir is an antiretroviral drug, in managing COVID-19 patients.

“We have been using that (Remdesivir); we have tried that in Lagos too,” he said.

“So, we have tried the antiretroviral drug to see what effect it has.”

He added that Nigeria has moved from disease importation to community spread.

Recall that the US had approved emergency use of Remdesivir, for treatment of the disease.

The US National Institute of Health had said the drug proved effective against the new coronavirus disease.

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  1. Crazy Government… So u can use the drug approve by US govt but u can approve drug discovered by African… Killing pple’s skills and innocent pple because of their own inferiority mentality… Rubbish!!!

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