Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Home News International Covid-19: India donates seven tonnes of hydroxychloroquine to Nigeria

Covid-19: India donates seven tonnes of hydroxychloroquine to Nigeria

The Republic of India has assisted Nigeria with seven tonnes of hydroxychloroquine as part of its contribution to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the West African nation.

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, hydroxychloroquine is one of the drugs undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, made the disclosure during a briefing on Thursday in Abuja.

He said, “The Presidential Task Force wishes to thank friendly nations and corporate organisations for their supports through donations of medicines and equipment.

“In this regard, we thank the nation of India for the donation of seven tonnes of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of patients…We wish to assure you that the resources will be judiciously utilised.”

Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, advised Nigerians to observe all health and safety advisories to curb the spread of the novel virus including the use of face masks, proper hygiene, and social distancing especially with the forthcoming Sallah festivities.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here



Most Popular

Curfew: Flight Operations at MM Airport Lagos suspended

Flight operations at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos have been suspended following the 24-hour curfew imposed in the state by Babajide...

#EndSARS: Senate asks Buhari to address Nigerians

The Senate on Tuesday asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to address the nation immediately on the current nationwide protests...

I won’t endorse 2021 budget if there’s no compansation provision for #EndSARS victims – Speaker

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has disclosed that he will not sign the 2021 budget if provision for...


It is saddening what the so called #EndSARS protest has today turned to. Is the alleged prison break...