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COVID-19: We believe in Hydroxychroloquine- Director of NAFDAC

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COVID-19: We believe in Hydroxychroloquine- Director of NAFDAC

The Director of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Adeyeye Mojisola, said this. Nigerians go on with Hydroxychloroquine clinical trials to cure COVID-19.

Despite the warning by the World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria authorities have said that they will continue with hydroxychloroquine clinical trials on COVID-19 patients.

”I do not know the data that they’re looking at, whether it’s from the Caucasian population or from the African population,” the director of Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said.

”If the data they’re looking at and the reason for suspending the trials is from the Caucasian population, then it may be justified. But I don’t think we have data from the African population yet because our genetic makeup is different,” Mojisola Adeyeye was quoted by local media as saying on Tuesday.

”If medical doctors, research scientists, pharmacists, herbal experts work together, we should conclude the clinical trial in 3-4 months. The narrative might change afterward but for now, we believe in hydroxychloroquine,” she added.

On Monday, the WHO said that due to safety concerns, it is temporarily halting a clinical trial of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for treating coronavirus patients.

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The announcement followed a publication by the Lancet medical journal of an observational study on hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine and its effects on hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

More than 400 hospitals in 35 countries are actively recruiting patients, and nearly 3,500 patients had been enrolled from 17 countries to test the drug, according to the WHO.

Nigeria has so far recorded 8,344 coronavirus cases, with 249 deaths, and 2,385 recoveries, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The pandemic has claimed more than 350,500 lives in 188 countries and regions since originating in China last December. The US and Brazil are currently the worst-hit countries.

More than 5.59 million cases have been reported worldwide and 2.28 million people have recovered to date, according to figures compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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About Nigeria’s Bid to Procure Covid-19 Vaccines

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There are three leading COVID-19 vaccines while hundreds of others are at different stages of trial

Pfizer-Biontech which has 95% effectiveness is stored at 70 degree Celsius.

Moderna Vaccine with 94% effectiveness is stored at – 20 degree Celsius.

Astrazeneca Vaccine with 70% effectiveness, stored at standard refrigerating temperature.

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Nigeria has been certified by the World Health Organization to receive 100,000 free Pfizer Biontech Vaccine to be administered to 50,000 persons comprising – Frontline Health workers, the Elderly, and those with underlaying illnesses.

With 3 Ultra Cold Chain Equipment, Nigeria has a total capacity to store over 400,000 doses of Pfizer-Biontech vaccine.

The Federal Government has disclosed plans to acquire 42 million doses in the next two years.
The Primary Health Care Development Agency targets to inoculate at least 140 million Nigerians. (70% of the entire population).
The Agency targets to administer vaccine to at least 40% of Nigerians by the end of 2021 and 30% by 2022.

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Covid-19: NCDC Reports 1,386 New Cases

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,386 new cases of the Coronavirus. This brings the total number of infections in the country to 114,691.

The NCDC also reported 14 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. This brings total death toll to 1,478.

Lagos State, the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria, recorded 476 new infections bringing the total number of the infections in the state to 42,427.

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Other states with new cases included, Rivers-163, FCT-116, Kaduna-114, Oyo-68, Plateau-62, Ogun-56, Imo-55, Osun-55, Edo-51, Anambra-50, Kwara-44 and Kano-17.

Ebonyi recorded 14, Cross River-10, Delta-10, Jigawa, 8; Bayelsa and Ekiti recorded 6 each, Borno and Taraba, 2 each; and Zamfara had 1, NCDC reported.

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KANO GOVT. EXEMPTS JUDICIARY STAFF FROM SIT-AT-HOME ORDER

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Kano State government has exempted the state judiciary staff from its sit at home directive, the news agency of nigeria reports.

This is contained in a statement signed by the commissioner for information, muhammad garba, on wednesday.

Garba noted that the decision was to afford a needless grid of administration of the justice system and prevent delay of the dispense of justice.

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The statement, however, pointed out that in line with public health advice, the state task force on covid-19 has asked all judicial staff to obey laid down protocols to the latter in the interest of public safety.

A similar exemption was issued by the ministry of education directing all public and private schools should proceed with the normal academic session.

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#COVID19NIGERIA Situation Report

The #COVID19Nigeria situation report for 21st July, 2020 has been published. Our daily reports provide a summary of the epidemiological situation & response activities in Nigeria

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The African Union and Africa CDC will virtually rollout the Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing (PACT) in Africa tomorrow 4 June, 2020 at 11.00 am Eastern Africa Time.

The African Union and Africa CDC will virtually rollout the Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing (PACT) in Africa tomorrow 4 June, 2020 at 11.00 am Eastern Africa Time.

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