Nigerians have been warned against Coronavirus treatment by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC.
NAFDAC on Thursday noted that chloroquine was not an antidote for coronavirus as it had not been certified.
The Director-General of the Agency, Mojisola Adeyeye, stated this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
“Nobody should buy chloroquine and use. If you have COVID-19, go to a doctor. We have warned Nigerians and shall do that again. Do not take chloroquine”, she said.
Adeyeye added that the delay in approving some of the drugs for the treatment of the virus was because of the ongoing clinical trials.
Adeyeye pointed out that China carried out lots of trials on chloroquine before it approved its use for “treatment on some COVID-19 patients”.
“Clinical trial is not a thing one can handle casually; it requires guidance, supervision and experiment before approval so that it will not cause further damage.”