Antimalarial drug is recommended by experts against coronavirus

Tests show that chloroquine phosphate is effective.
19/02/2020 07h13 - Updated 19/02/2020 07h13

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The leader of a team of experts from the Chinese health authority recommended the use of antimalarial drugs to treat people infected with the new coronavirus.

Zhong Nanshan told reporters, on Tuesday (18), Clinical tests which show that chloroquine phosphate is effective. He says that although it is not a miracle drug, patients who took it tested negative for the virus over a period of 15 days, no serious side effects.

Zhong also said that treatment using blood plasma already cured patients is relatively safe and effective for those in serious condition.

The Chinese government considers this promising treatment and asks people who receive high donate their plasma.

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