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WHO Can’t Dictate To Us - Olorunnimbe Mamora



The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimin  Mamora, has just stated in a comment that Nigeria cannot be taking orders from the WHO on steps to be taken in order to fight the virus that has been ravaging the whole world today.

Dr. Olorunnimin made this comment a day after NAFDAC had said that it would continue to try out the hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients even after the World Health Organization announced that it will be suspending the solidarity trial. 

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control said that this drug the Hydroxychloroquine has been very effective in treating patients of COVID-19 in Nigeria especially those at the early stage of the infection.

During the Press briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on May 27th, he said that the WHO only provides guidance and guidelines and does not dictate what any country should do because each country have its own peculiarities.  
He added that:
 “So we’re still looking at the issues of drugs; we are still looking at the issues of vaccine as well, also in the areas of research.”

He had also revealed that the Nation is using a science-based tactic in order curb the spread of virus in the country. 
He added that; 
 “One of the researches that has come out of our own situation is establishing that what we have here is the same strain in Wuhan."

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