Punjab studies chloroquine as possible treatment for COVID-19

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Punjab studies chloroquine as possible treatment for COVID-19

The research says that the development of an effective anti-viral for the coronavirus, if given to patients early on in their infection, could limit their viral load, stop the disease progressing and prevent transmission.Punjab studies chloroquine as possible treatment for COVID-19

“We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it,” Dr Kylie Wagstaff was quoted as saying.

Ivermectin is an FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug that has also proven to be effective in vitro against a broad range of viruses including HIV, Dengue, Influenza and Zika virus.

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