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COVID-19: Lagos Will Commence Chloroquine Clinical Trial Next Week — Health Commissioner

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Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi on Friday, said that the state would commence clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine (chloroquine) next week for treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Abayomi said this on Friday during a media briefing on the update of COVID-19 in the state in Alausa, Ikeja.

Abayomi said that Alimosho, Oshodi, and Isolo have begun to record a high rate of COVID-19 cases.

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He also noted that 97 per cent of positive cases at its isolation centres were mild and moderate cases.

The Commissioner stated further that COVID-19 cases in Lagos is expected to reach its peak by July or August and predicted that the state may record between 90,000 to 120,000 cases

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