By Augustine Akhilomen
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha has warned Nigerians to desist from the purchase of hydroxychloroquine as treatment and cure for the deadly coronavirus.
Boss Mustapha made this known during a press briefing in Abuja.
He reiterated that the drug has not been certified for use in treating COVID-19 in Nigeria by the relevant health and pharmaceutical authorities
“Through the surveillance system set up by the PTF, we have received reports that Nigerians have been purchasing hydroxychloroquine in large quantities.
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“We wish to reiterate that this drug has not been certified for use in treating COVID-19 in Nigeria by the relevant health and pharmaceutical authorities. Self-medication of any kind is fraught with the danger of increasing risks of avoidable casualties.
“We, therefore strongly warn against self-medication. If you are sick, please seek medical advice, and if you are confirmed positive, kindly self-isolate in an approved facility. The COVID-19 is highly infectious and dangerous.”