Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), revealed credible testing, and reports show that chloroquine can destroy COVID-19 virus early on.
She further stated that remdesivir, made by Gilead Sciences Inc, has also been shown to kill the virus at late stages.
The NAFDAC boss however noted the cost for treating people with chloroquine was way cheaper than remdesivir.
While remdesivir cost $2,500 to treat an average patient, chloroquine only cost $10.
She also noted West African nations like Ghana, Togo and Senegal have embraced the clinical use of chloroquine for treatment.
Daily Times gathered that Adeyeye disclosed these during a virtual press conference on Tuesday in Abuja.