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The Center for Disease Control (CDC), of the African Union, has commenced COVID-19 trials; this will serve as part of the continents stride for vaccination and treatment of the widespread virus. Trials are currently ongoing in five African countries, w...

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COVID-19: Ongoing Coronavirus Trials In Five African Countries

Published by: Tobiloba Chelsea
05/02/2020 08:20 PM

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), of the African Union, has commenced COVID-19 trials; this will serve as part of the continents stride for vaccination and treatment of the widespread virus. Trials are currently ongoing in five African countries, which include Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia, and Zambia.

 

According to the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC), few treatments are in motion. Egypt remains the most affected country, as well as the first African country to record a COVID-19 case. There are currently 13 trials being carried out in Egypt and scientists, round the clock, are performing immunotherapy trials including two vaccine trials.

 

In Zambia’s hydroxychloroquine trial is the only ongoing test being carried out in the country; the anti-malaria drug is looked into as a possible compelling remedy. South Africa, on the other hand, is also part of the WHO trial. The country is taking into consideration trials for chloroquine, Remdesivir, and Interferon efficacy. Nigeria presently has a trial in progress, while Tunisia has two ongoing trials for treatment and vaccine of COVID-19.

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