The chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has warned Nigerians against the panic buy of Hydroxychloroquine.
Mustapha, who during the daily briefing on Thursday, insisted that the drug has not been approved for use in treating coronavirus in the country.
He also apologized to media workers, medical personnel and other essential workers, who were harassed by security personnel in the course of carrying out their duties.
“We, therefore strongly warn against self-medication. If you are sick, please seek medical advice and if you are confirmed positive, kindly self-isolate in an approved facility. The COVID-19 is highly infectious and dangerous.
“We wish to reiterate that this drug (Hydroxychloroquine) has not been certified for use in treating COVID-19 in Nigeria by the relevant health and pharmaceutical authorities,” Mustapha said.