- Dr. Osagie Ehanire says 70 percent of those who tested positive are males
- The minister said the age range is between 30 and 60 years
- He, however, added that both men and women of all ages can be affected
Majority of those who tested positive for coronavirus in Nigeria are males according to the minister of health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.
The minister who made this known on Wednesday, April 1, at the Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, said 70 percent of people who tested positive for covid-19 are males.
“About 70 percent of those who have tested positive are males. The age range is between 30 and 60 years. However, we must note that both men and women of all ages can be affected
Going further, he disclosed that till date, over 2,000 persons have been tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
He added that the team is expanding the diagnostic capacity to test across the country, the Nations report.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the drug for the treatment of the dreaded coronavirus will be ready soon if the testing of the vaccine is completed, Professor Maurice Iwu has reportedly said.
Iwu who is the chairman of the Imo State Taskforce on COVID-19 gave the assurance in Owerri on Wednesday, April 1.
The professor of Pharmacognosy from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), had earlier presented a plant-based patented treatment for COVID-19 to the minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, which is now been tested in the United States.
Speaking to journalists in Owerri, Professor Iwu disclosed that there is a positive sign that it would soon be ready.
“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,” he was quoted to have said.
“Luckily the drug is a safe one. It is 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 very soon,” the professor added.
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