China recommends use of chloroquine against Covid-19

China recommends use of chloroquine against Covid-19

The National Health Commission of China recommended the use of chloroquine to treat patients with Covid-19, reports the South China Morning Post. In the first update that makes its “treatment guidelines” since March, the agency reserves:

“Some drugs may demonstrate a certain degree of effectiveness for treatment in clinical observation studies, but there are no effective antiviral drugs confirmed by double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials.”

In addition to chloroquine, “other recommended antiviral drugs include interferon and arbidol, but ribavirin must be used in conjunction with lopinavir or ritonavir,” the commission published.

Read more at Folha de São Paulo

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