RDIF head Kirill Dmitriev said 60 percent of the 40 coronavirus patients taking tablets of favipiravir, which was first developed in Japan under the name Avigan, tested negative for the virus within five days.
Antimalaria drugs for possible treatment of coronavirus have not found effective in previous experiments but combining it with dietary supplement zinc sulfate can actually lead to success, research says.
From the US to China, scientists are racing to develop a drug that can fight the deadly pandemic.
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