The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has warned Nigerians against the use of Chloroquine for the treatment of Coronavirus.
According to the NCDC, the World Health Organization WHO has not approved the use of Chloroquine for the treatment of Coronavirus.
On Thursday March 19th, US President Donald Trump on said that the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Chloroquine in the treatment of coronavirus, which the FDA later refuted.
NCDC has warned that self medication with the drug could cause harm and lead to death.
NCDC on its official twitter account wrote 👇
“#FactsNotFear@WHO has NOT approved the use of chloroquine for #COVID19 management. Scientists are working hard to confirm the safety of several drugs for this disease.
Please DO NOT engage in self-medication. This will cause harm and can lead to death.
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 20, 2020