Nigeria Set To Receive Madagascar’s Covid-19 Drug

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Nigeria’s consignment has been sent to Equatorial Guinea from where it will be airlifted to Abuja.

The Republic of Madagascar has offered its herbal drug – COVID Organics (COV) – to Nigeria and other African countries. The drug is for prevention and cure of Coronavirus.

African countries were divided into zones leading to the freighting of Nigeria’s consignments to Equatorial Guinea for ease of transportation,

Meanwhile, there is pressure on the Federal Government by different medical and scientific organizations to allow the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to subject the drug to further analysis.

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The Federal Government was yet to take a position as of weekend because the AU has mandated its Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to review the scientific data gathered so far on the safety and efficacy of the COVID Organics.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week insisted that the efficacy of the drug was unproven.

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