The Presidential Task Force (PTF) On COVID-19 has warned against the intake of chloroquine as cure for coronavirus, The Gazelle News.com reports.
The Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Govenrment of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha gave this warning on Thursday, 21 May, 2020 in Abuja while speaking at the PTF’s daily update on the pandemic in the country.
Mustapha stated that the warning became imperative because of the increase in the demand for the drugs by Nigerians who believe that it is effective for the cure of the deadly virus infection.
According to him, none of the health regulatory bodies in the country has affirmed the use of chloroquine to tackle the virus in Nigeria.
“None of the health regulatory agencies in the country has affirmed the efficacy of the drug to cure Covid-19 in Nigeria, hence, it is not advisable to take it as the cure for the virus infection,” he said.