COVID-19: Nigerian govt admits signing up for vaccines trials

COVID-19: Nigerian govt admits signing up for vaccines trials

The Nigerian Government has admitted indicating interest to take part of the global solidarity trial of vaccines tried to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Furthermore, this disclosured by Dr. Osagie Ehainre, the Minister of Health, during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday.

Also, Dr. Fiona, WHO’s representative in Nigeria and member of the PTF on COVID-19, had last week said Nigeria had signed up for drug trial.

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The Minister of Health said,

“We have indicated interest to the WHO to be part of the global solidarity trial of

medicines tried to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, and efforts on to also conduct research here in Nigeria.

Other drugs can be added to the trials based on emerging evidence.

“In all this, we shall ensure the maintenance of ethical standards and safety of our people.”

Furthermore, WHO had earlier revealed medicinal plant considered for treatment of COVID-19.

It also revealed that medical plants like Artemisia Annua considered in the treatment of COVID-19

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