I've authorised use of chloroquine for treatment of Coronavirus in Bauchi state, says Governor Bala

I am still in charge as governor of Bauchi,  Bala Mohammed speaks from isolation

The use of chloroquine for treatment of Coronavirus has been ordered in Bauchi state by Governor Bala Mohammed.

This announcement was made by the Governor while giving an update in the fight against Coronavirus.

Bala revealed that he was treated with chloroquine and Zithromax after he tested positive for Coronavirus.

Bala added that he will would take responsibility for any consequences of approving such drugs.

He said;

"Our medical team is using their own ingenuity to use chloroquine and Zithromax to treat the patients, even though in some places, they said it is against the protocol. 

"As the governor, I'm taking responsibility for that because I don't want anyone to die.

"I have given you the directive that you must use something that I have used to get well, just as you have used for all other cases that got well.

"Rather than saying that something is harmful, we should not follow what the white people are saying by not taking anything and die.

"We are used to taking chloroquine in Nigeria. We are going to use them. We have taken responsibility and I have taken responsibility.

"Zithromax and chloroquine are not harmful to our body, our physiological system has adapted to it. If you are having a fever you take chloroquine."

Governor Bala also disclosed that they are yet to record a Coronavirus death in Bauchi state because they've been using the drugs.

As at 11:55pm on April 29, Bauchi state had 29 cases of Coronavirus.

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