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Revealed: Remdesivir is Drug Used in Treating Coronavirus in Nigeria- Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has finally made known to the public, the drug used in treating COVID-19 patients in Nigeria.

At a press meeting on Tuesday, Dr. Ehanire said Nigeria has started using Remdesivir.

Remdesivir is an antiretroviral drug, in managing COVID-19 patients.

“We have been using that (Remdesivir); we have tried that in Lagos too. So, we have tried the antiretroviral drug to see what effect it has.”

He went on to say that Nigeria has moved from disease importation to community spread.

The effectiveness of the drug against the virus was also confirmed by the US National Institute of Health.

As of this morning, about 2802 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, while 93 persons have died from the coronavirus infection.

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