An early report from clinical trials being performed in China has revealed that chloroquine phosphate could help treat the new coronavirus disease, Covid-19.
Chloroquine phosphate was selected after the trialing of thousand of existing drugs.
This was reported by the deputy head of China National Center for Biotechnology Development “Sun Yanrong”
Before that, Chloroquine phosphate is mostly used in an African country,
as an anti-malaria drug.
Xinhua reported that the drug is currently undergoing clinical trials in more than ten hospitals in Beijing, Guangdong province, and Hunan province.
Also, Japan plans to conduct a clinical trial of an existing HIV medication for the treatment of new coronavirus disease.
Coronavirus according to WHO is a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold
to more severe diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
This virus was originally transmitted between animals and people.
Nigeria confirms the first case of coronavirus in Lagos state
According to a statement released by the Lagos State governor through the state
Ministry of health confirms its first case of COVID-19 and report it to the federal ministry of health.
the case which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020 is the first case in Nigeria since the outbreak of the disease in China.
The person who is affected is an Italian citizen who enter Nigeria for a brief business trip.