Nigeria has joined more than 100 other countries to participate in the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s “solidarity trial treatment” for COVID-19.
The arrangement is part of the efforts of the international health organisation’s effective treatment regimen and vaccine to combat coronavirus in the shortest possible time.
Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who announced this on Monday at the briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday said: “Federal Government is cooperating with the WHO on treatment regimen solidarity trial with the following states enrolled; Lagos, Ogun, Kaduna, Sokoto, Kano and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).”
The minister, however, did not state when the trial will begin and the modalities for it.
More than 1,200 patients have been randomised from the first five countries to evaluate the safety and efficiency of the drug combinations, it was learnt. (The Nation)