The Nigerian Twittersphere has been sent into overdrive following reports that Chloroquine phosphate, an anti-malaria drug, is ‘effective in combating’ coronavirus (COVID-19).


Sun Yanrong, deputy head, China National Center for Biotechnology, on Monday, said the discovery was based on clinical evidence from hospitals drawn across Beijing, Guangzhou and Hunan Province, which showed the drug has a curative effect on the deadly disease.

The new discovery has since sparked a plethora of reactions on social media platforms especially Twitter, where users are registering their diverse opinions.

“Do you know why Nigerians in China never contracted Corona Virus? The amount of Chloroquine we still have in our system was enough to fight it,” a Twitter user said.


“Lol. It has been revealed that Chloroquine cures Corona virus and now It all makes sense why no African died of the disease. Nigerian hospitals used to give us that drug like candy, growing up. If you search our systems, I’m sure you’d still find remnants of the drug inside,” another user wrote.

Here is what some Nigerians had to say:

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