Chloroquine, a medication used to prevent and to treat malaria, has just been confirmed as one of the three anti-viral drug for Coronavirus.
The search for the cure of Coronavirus has been on for some time now, and Chinese experts, based on the result of clinical trials, have confirmed that chloroquine phosphate, has a certain curative effect on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
According to reports in Xinhua, a Chinese news organisation, experts have “unanimously” suggested the drug be included in the next version of the treatment guidelines and applied in wider clinical trials as soon as possible.
This was said by, Sun Yanrong, deputy head of the China National Center for Biotechnology Development under the Ministry of Science and Technology, at a press conference.
See people's reaction on social media;
@iSlimfit: Who would have ever thought that Chloroquine, of all drugs, would be the anti-viral drug for Coronavirus. Those medical researchers deserve a medal.
@Harri_Obi: Lol. It has been revealed that Chloroquine cures Corona virus and now It all makes sense why no African died of the disease.
Nigerian hospitals used to give us that drug like candy, growing up. If you search our systems, I’m sure you’d still find remnants of the drug inside.
@kunle_pata: Who knows if it’s Flagyl that would cure HIV since Chloroquine is gonna cure corona virus 😳
@BhadmusAkeem: It is interesting to know that Chloroquine phosphate that used to itch our body back in those days, has proven effective in treating coronavirus #COVID19 and shows positive clinical effects. The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.
@iambestb: Chloroquine that was banned in Nigeria has proved to be anti-viral drug for Corona Virus after showing promising results in trials across 10 hospitals. Who would’ve thought Chloroquine?
@Kinglamarr___: Who would have thought Chloroquine would be the cure for corona virus?
Well I think Nigerian doctors would have because they’d give you malaria dose first for any sickness you might have.