Chloroquine not approved for Coronavirus treatment– NCDC warns Nigerians

 
Thu Mar 26th, 2020 - Abuja (FCT)
 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that Chloroquine has not been approved for the treatment of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, gave the warning in Abuja on Thursday, while reacting to the recent media reports that suggested that chloroquine could protect people from COVID-19 or treat COVID-19 in patients.

”Nigerians should please remember that the use of chloroquine and its derivatives for the management of COVID-19 disease has not been validated and approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO)”.

 
 

Reactions


 

source: Guardian