NAFDAC Is Screening Local COVID-19 Cure Claims, Presidential Task Force Says

NAFDAC Is Screening Local COVID-19 Cure Claims, Presidential Task Force Says

Director General, NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye
Director General, NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye

The Federal Government said on Thursday,  May 7, 2020, it has evaluated claims by local researchers that they have manufactured curative drugs for COVID-19.

It explained that having met preliminary requirements, the drugs had been forwarded to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, for listing.

Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force for COVID-19, had restated the federal government’s position on Wednesday that no cure had been found for the disease.

The government also expressed worries over the continued repatriation of Almajiriai by states, saying the development could fuel a spike in infections.

On compliance with general safety protocols put in place against the virus, the federal government asked security agencies not to cut corners, adding that they would only be tarnishing the image of their organization by doing that.

It also urged Nigerians to alert the authorities whenever they witnessed cases of infractions by security operatives enforcing the partial lockdown.

These were some of the points raised at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 in Abuja, on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

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