World Health Organization has now started testing COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria.
WHO Representative in Nigeria, Fiona Braka, confirmed this while addressing the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday.
According to Braka, the testing is ongoing in other countries and it is only a step in the right direction. She insisted that the trial is with already existing drugs and not with new drugs.
In her words, “The solidarity trial is a large multi-country effort that is going on across several countries globally. We are picking up on that trial in Nigeria. Some states have started while some are yet to start.
“These are not new drugs that we are trying but drugs that we already have available but are simply being repurposed for the intention of determining their effect on Coronavirus. We will keep you updated on what the timeline for the vaccine will look like. But we are still early in the process in collection of the data,” Braka said.
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