An antimalaria drug, Chloroquine now the talk of the town in Nigeria after scientists discover that it has a certain curative effect on the deadly coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Wikipedia defines Chloroquine as a medication used to prevent and to treat malaria in areas where malaria is known to be sensitive to its effects.
The CONVID-19 has leftover 1,500 people dead with Wuhan, the epicenter of the disease having a larger share of the casualty.
The experts had suggested the drug be included in the next version of the treatment guidelines and applied in wider clinical trials as soon as possible.
Sun Yanrong, deputy head of the China National Center for Biotechnology Development under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) at a press conference said that Chloroquine Phosphate, which has been used for more than 70 years, was selected from tens of thousands of existing drugs after multiple rounds of screening.
See some of the reactions over the development from the Twitter community.
After discovering chloroquine cures corona virus
Me: I need one sachet of chloroquine
— ADEBOWALE?✈? (@Successking10) February 20, 2020
Lol. It has been revealed that Chloroquine cures Corona virus and now It all makes sense why no African died of the disease.
Nigerian hospitals used to give us that drug like candy, growing up. If you search our systems, I’m sure you’d still find remnants of the drug inside. ?
— Harri Obi™ (@Harri_Obi) February 20, 2020
Chloroquine to other drugs :
You cure malaria , I cure coronavirus , we are not the same . pic.twitter.com/JR6TExREsL
— Seekthelord1st (@Seekthelord1st_) February 20, 2020
Chloroquine to other drugs:
“I repeat, nobody that’s not a Nigerian nurse or doctor can ever say they paved the way for me. Fvck you. I drew my own map and followed it. This is just the beginning tho. Una no go sleep!”
— MONITORING_SPIRIT (@Sonjoe_Kutuh) February 20, 2020
Who would have thought Chloroquine would be the cure for corona virus?
Well I think Nigerian doctors would have because they’d give you malaria dose first for any sickness you might have.
— Lamarr ❁ (@Kinglamarr___) February 20, 2020
Chloroquine – a local champion for so many decades, stayed consistent and put in the work despite criticism and ridicule from inside its own country.
Now it has been acknowledged as the savior of the world in the 21st century.
When it’s your time to blow, everyone go need you.
— ✨10 ? DaddyMO? 10✨ (@therealdaddymo1) February 20, 2020
Who would have ever thought that Chloroquine, of all drugs, would be the anti-viral drug for Coronavirus. Those medical researchers deserve a medal.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) February 20, 2020