Osagie Ehanire reveals drug used to treat coronavirus patients | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

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Osagie Ehanire has revealed the drug used in treating coronavirus patients in Nigeria. Addressing members of the House of Representatives yesterday, the Health Minister said Remdesivir is being used to treat patients with the novel respiratory virus.

The minister said the drug which was originally developed as a potential treatment for Ebola, is one of the options which Nigeria has adopted for in treating coronavirus patients.

Remdesivir was tested in 1,063 hospitalized COVID-19 patients around the world and has proven to reduce the time it takes patients to recover by 31%. 11 days on average versus 15 days for those just given usual care.

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One coronavirus patient discharged in Sokoto after recovery

A coronavirus patient has been discharged in Sokoto state after receiving treatment and recovering from the disease. The Sokoto state ministry of health made the announcment on Twitter. The male patient was discharged from the state’s isolation facility at the infectious disease hospital in Amanawa, to reunite with the society.



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