Covid-19: States Tipped For WHO's Drug Trials As Approved By FG

The Federal Government has listed 6 states in Nigeria to be used for the clinical trial to help find a cure for COVID-19. This is to be conducted by the World Health Organization, WHO.

The states listed by the federal government are; Lagos, FCT, Ogun, Kaduna, Sokoto and Kano state.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire in Abuja, at the 29th joint national conference of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

According to DailyTrust, the WHO announced that Nigeria expressed their concern to be part of the global solidarity drug trial to tackle COVID-19 pandemic.

The Officer in charge, WHO Nigeria and member of the PTF on COVID-19, Dr Fiona Braka, revealed during an interview in Abuja that what Nigeria signed up for was drug trial and not vaccine trial, as there was yet no vaccine for the COVID-19.

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