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COVID-19: Definitive cure for Coronavirus as Lagos Govt set to begin clinical trials

Professor Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health has disclosed there are plans to commence COVID-19 clinical trials of a definitive cure for coronavirus in the state.

The commissioner, speaking during a press briefing in Ikeja, the State capital on Monday, noted that it would be in partnership with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other institutions.

“There are lots of research going on around the world, so it is possible that at some time in the near future, we will have what we may describe as a definitive cure for COVID-19.

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“Indeed we are setting up our own clinical trials in Lagos in collaboration with other institutions and the NCDC and hopefully by this time next week, we should have started some clinical trials on our patients and on our staff in Lagos State,” he said.

Lagos State as at Monday night has 120 confirmed reported cases which remain the highest in Nigeria, with the FCT second with 48.

Of the total of 238 cases in the country, 35 patients have been discharged, while five are dead.

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