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.
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