Dr Sani Aliyu, who is the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, has recently stated that there is no licenced medication for treating COVID-19 patients in the country.
Dr Aliyu stated this on Wednesday while appearing on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily.
The PTF coordinator, who was debunking reports that some drugs and local herbs are available as cure for COVID-19, insisted that no medication has been confirmed for the disease.
“I must make it very clear at the moment, there is no medication that has been confirmed to be effective and licenced for COVID-19 infection, None,” Dr Aliyu said.
He, however, noted that the United States of America had given temporal approval for the use of an anti-viral drug called Remdesivir for a clinical trial in the quest to find a cure for the pandemic.
Remdesivir is an antiviral drug initially developed to treat Ebola which was given after a major trial found that it boosted recovery in serious COVID-19 patients.
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Meanwhile, Adamawa Records Seven New Cases Of COVID-19
Adamawa state has recorded seven new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 12.
The Secretary to the State Government who is also the Chairman of the Adamawa State COVID-19 containment Committee, Bashir Ahmed, confirmed the new cases.
He explained that five of the new cases are connected to the index case from Mubi.
Mr. Ahmed reminded residents of the state that the virus is already in the state, thereby appealing for cooperation amongst them.
He also noted that the tests conducted on all the primary contacts of the index case have turned out negative.
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