China and United state of America seems to have found cure for the deadly coronavirus, Mouthpiece NGR Reports.
China’s health leadership on Tuesday announced that they have found the Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug to be effective in treating coronavirus patients.
Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug, Favipiravir, has been endorsed by China’s health leadership as an anti-viral drug for Coronavirus.
This was confirmed by China’s director of the National Center for Biotechnology Development, Zhang Xinmin.
According to Zhang Xinmin, the Avigan (Favipiravir) drug was found to be effective in two clinical trials completed in Wuhan and Shenzhen involving 320 patients.
During a conference in Beijing on Tuesday, Zhang said the medicine worked for coronavirus-related symptoms including pneumonia and had no obvious side effects.
“It has a high degree of safety and is clearly effective in treatment,” Zhang told reporters.
Patients who were given the medicine in Shenzhen turned negative for the virus after four days of therapy, compared with a median of 11 days for those who were not treated with the drug, public broadcaster NHK said.
In addition, X-rays confirmed improvements in lung condition in about 91% of the patients who were treated with favipiravir, compared to 62% or those without the drug.
The director said he formally recommended the use of this medicine as a way to treat the COVID-19 disease, which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
According to Zhang, a Chinese pharmaceutical company has been approved by the National Medical Products Administration to mass-produce the medication and ensure a stable supply.
Similarly, the United States on Thursday also announced that she has approved the anti-malarial drug chloroquine for use as a treatment against the new coronavirus.
This was confirmed by President Donald Trump while speaking with reporters, Mouthpiece NGR learnt.
Trump said “We’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately, and that’s where the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has been so great,” Trump told reporters.
They’ve gone through the approval process – it’s been approved. They took it down from many, many months to immediate. So we’re going to be able to make that drug available by prescription.”