The Minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, Tuesday said that Nigeria has commenced the usage of Remdesivir drug, in managing COVID-19 patients in the country.
Disclosing this while addressing members of the House of Representatives, Ehanire said the drug has been administered to patients in Lagos state.
“We have been using that (remdesivir); we have tried that in Lagos too. “So, we have tried the antiretroviral drug to see what effect it has.” The minister said the drug, originally developed as a potential treatment for Ebola, is one of the options which Nigeria has adopted in treating COVID-19 patients.
But he said no herbal medicine has so far been approved for the disease.