One of the oldest anti-malaria drugs in the world, especially in African, is the Chloroquine.
Now, through the chase for the cure/anti-viral drug for the world-threatening Coronavirus, Chloroquine has been discovered as one of the top 3 antiviral drugs for coronavirus.
Chinese experts through clinical trials in over 10 hospitals have confirmed Chloroquine Phosphate has a curative effect on the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The deputy head of the China National Center for Biotechnology Development under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Sun Yanrong in a press conference suggested the drug be included in the next version of the treatment guidelines and applied in wider clinical trials as soon as possible.
The world, Africans, in particular, have reacted to the news that Chloroquine is the cure the world has been waiting for.
Whiles some are surprised by the news, others have taken to their various platforms to praise Chinese doctors for doing all they can to arrest the deadly airborne disease.
Read some comments below
@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 Coronavirus 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 coronavirus ?
@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 an 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 coronavirus?
– Well, I think Nigerian doctors would have because they’d give you malaria dose first for any sickness you might have.
Already, Coronavirus has killed over a thousand people in China and a few other cases in other countries.