Nigeria has on Saturday recorded 220 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the country's total to 2388, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said. In a tweet, the NCDC said Lagos State recorded the highest number of new infections with 62, followed by FCT with 52, while Kaduna recorded 31 and Sokoto had 13 cases.

US Authorities Approve Remdesivir For Emergency Treatment Of COVID-19 Patients

American authorities have given green light to the experimental drug Remdesivir on Friday, May 1, for emergency use on seriously ill COVID-19 patients, after a major trial found that it boosted their recovery. Remdesivir, an antiviral drug, was given the green light in serious COVID-19 patients. The approval of the drug initially developed to treat Ebola by US regulators is the latest step in a global push towards finding viable treatments and a vaccine for the COVID-19, which has subjected the entire world in severe affliction.

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