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Nigerian Scientists On The Verge Of Producing Cure For Coronavirus – FG

Minister of Science and know-how, Ogbonnaya Onu speaks on the Coronavirus Illness (COVID-19) on March eight, 2020.


The Federal Authorities (FG) says Nigerian scientists are on the verge of manufacturing a treatment for the coronavirus.

In response to the FG, a committee from the Nigeria Academy of Science has been constituted to confirm the claims of 4 scientists who say they’ve discovered the treatment for Coronavirus and Lassa Fever.

Talking on the matter, the minister of science and know-how, Physician Ogbonnaya Onu insisted that there are robust indications that Nigeria is about to document a significant breakthrough for the treatment of the ravaging ailments.

Physician Onu stated the federal government is providing thirty-six million naira (N36,000,000) as an incentive to Nigerian scientists to allow them analysis into the treatment for the virus.

A Nigerian scientist, Professor Maurice Iwu had earlier claimed that he has the treatment to Covid-19. Equally, three different scientists have additionally joined Iwu to take the minister’s problem as they submit their claims for verification on the Nigerian Academy of Science.

Dr Onu in a current chat with newsmen stated he’s satisfied that Nigeria has a few of the most clever individuals on this planet.

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“When we have now issues, I don’t need us every time to be different individuals for the answer. I really feel that if the world has an issue if Nigeria has an issue, we should always look inward. We should always search for Nigerians that may do it.

“We seemed on the price range we have now within the ministry. And we are saying, but it’s an encouragement. It’s like attempting to inform our scientists ‘we all know you are able to do this.

“We will inspire you. And we’re very severe about that.

“Anyone, any scientist that is ready to give you not only a treatment, in the event you can include a greater option to handle both the Lassa fever or the Coronavirus illness (COVID-19), we offers you this N36million.

“Thus far we have now acquired about 4 now. 4 scientists have despatched within the info that they’ve, what they consider can approximate a treatment or can result in a treatment,” the minister said.

As coronavirus in any other case referred to as Covid-19 is claiming extra lives throughout the globe, many scientists are compelled to have interaction in additional analysis in direction of discovering a treatment.

The World Well being Group (WHO) on March 1 revealed that over 20 vaccines are in improvement globally, and several other therapeutics are in scientific trials all geared in direction of ousting the Coronavirus.

Disclosing this in his opening remarks at a media briefing on COVID-19, WHO’s Director-Common, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated first outcomes on vaccines and therapeutics are anticipated in a number of weeks.

In the meantime, the WHO has urged all nations to arrange for caring for sufferers severely sickened by the lethal new coronavirus by stocking up on ventilators.

The UN well being company burdened in its newest scenario report on COVID-19 that “oxygen therapy is a major treatment intervention for patients with severe COVID-19.”

“All countries should work to optimise the availability of pulse oximeters and medical oxygen systems,” it stated.

Worldwide, practically three,000 individuals have been killed and greater than 88,000 contaminated throughout some 60 nations for the reason that virus was first detected late final 12 months within the central Chinese language metropolis of Wuhan.

However WHO famous that the virus seems to significantly hit these over the age of 60 and other people already weakened by different diseases.

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