Anti-viral drug effective against coronavirus, study finds

The United States and Japan have authorised the emergency use of remdesivir to treat Covid-19 in hospital and Europe is considering following suit. – AFP pic, May 23, 2020.

ANTI-viral drug remdesivir cuts recovery times in coronavirus patients, according to the full results of a trial published yesterday night, three weeks after America’s top infectious diseases expert said the study showed the medication has “clear-cut” benefits.

Complete results from the research, which was carried out by US government agency the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), were published by leading medical periodical the New England Journal of Medicine.

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