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PTF Authorises Three Potential COVID-19 Cure For Validation

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, on Wednesday, said they have authorised three out of several COVID-19 cures to meet with the appropriate authorities for validation.

The PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha disclosed this at the press briefing in Abuja.

He said, “Out of the numerous claims, three were found to deserve further investigation and we have forwarded them to the relevant authorities for appropriate review.

“As a measure of the importance attached to research and development of local capacity for finding a cure for COVID-19, the Federal Ministry of health held a virtual meeting with a number of researchers and scientists with claims to cure COVID-19,” Mustapha said.

“Occurrences in Kano and some other cities have given cause to launch our research initiatives using existing structures and systems in a manner that will build a legacy and prepare Nigeria for any future pandemic,” he added.

“Similarly, efforts are being made by the Ministry of Science and Technology to subject a good number of locally fabricated COVID-19 equipment for verification and subsequent certification”.

The PTF Chairman also stressed that the subject of research is central to the PTF and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is willing to support research efforts.



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