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Remdesivir NOW APPROVED FOR THE TREATMENT OF SEVERE CASES OF CORONAVIRUS.

The European Union has approved the use of remdesivir to treat severe cases of Coronavirus.  The announcement was made on Friday July 3, days after the US effectively stockpiled the world’s entire supply of the antiviral medication. Its approval came after two major US studies showed that remdesivir can reduce the duration of hospital stay for COVID-19 patients.  EU Health Commissioner Stella […]

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Covid-19 : SOUTH AFRICA TO BEGIN FIRST VACCINE TRIAL IN AFRICA.

South Africa, the country with the highest Coronavirus cases in Africa, will roll out the first coronavirus vaccine trial in Africa this week. The vaccine, known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, was developed by the Oxford Jenner Institute and it is already being evaluated in Britain, where 4,000 participants have signed up for the trial. South Africa […]

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Dexamethasone: NEW COVID-19 DRUG NOT YET APPROVED IN NIGERIA – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the new COVID-19 drug, Dexamethasone has not been approved for use in the treatment of patients with the viral disease in Nigeria. The drug, which scientists in the United Kingdom have hailed as a major breakthrough, is a widely used low-dose steroid which has been found to […]