The Chairman of the Imo State Taskforce on COVID-19, Prof. Maurice Iwu says the drug for the treatment of the coronavirus will be ready as soon as the testing of the vaccine is completed.
Iwu gave the assurance in Owerri, the state capital, where he presented a plant-based patented treatment which is presently being tested in the United States to the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu.
“The work on the drug we are developing is still going on. We are encouraged by the result we are getting. We are getting very positive signs,” Iwu said.
“Luckily the drug is a safe one. It is a drug already in use. We are repurposing it for this particular purpose. So when we finished the studying and testing we are doing, I think the drug will come up in line very soon,” the professor of Pharmacognosy from the University of Nigeria Nsukka’s (UNN) added.