The government of Madagascar has sent some of its herbal drug for coronavirus to Nigeria and other African countries, government sources say.
The COVID Organics (COV) is a drug for prevention and possibly cure of coronavirus that has killed over 100 in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s consignment has been sent through the Equatorial Guinea from where it will be airlifted to Abuja, The Nation said.
For ease of transportation, African countries were divided into zones leading to the freighting of Nigeria’s consignments to Equatorial Guinea.
Nigeria’s COVID-19 positive tally moved to 4,399 last night with 248 new cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Lagos recorded 81 cases, followed by Jigawa State 35 and Borno 26 cases to top the chart. Kano recorded 26 cases, followed by Bauchi with 20 cases.
There is pressure on the Federal Government by different medical and scientific organizations to allow the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to subject the drug to further analysis.
Some others are pushing for clinical trial of Covid Organics before being used in the country.
The African Union has mandated Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to review the scientific data gathered so far on the safety and efficacy of the COVID Organics.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week stated that the efficacy of the drug is unproven