Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), professor Maurice Iwu has assured Nigerians that the vaccine for the therapy of novel coronavirus would quickly be prepared.
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The professor of Pharmacology who at present heads the Imo State Taskforce on COVID-19 made this identified in Owerri on Wednesday.
“The work on the drug we are developing is still going on. We are encouraged by the result we are getting. We are getting very positive signs.”
“luckily the drug is a safe one. It is a drug already in use. We are repurposing it for this particular purpose. So when we finished studying and testing we are doing, I think the drug will come up in line very very soon. ”
“if the pandemic escalates, the NAFDAC will know what to do, like they did within the USA to quick observe the usage of chloroquine.
“If we have a need NAFDAC will know what to do. Right now the product is in human use, what we are doing is to repurpose it for this particular event, ” he acknowledged.