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WHO halts hydroxychloroquine and mixture of HIV drug trials amongst hospitalised COVID-19 sufferers – Home Health Choices

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Geneva [Switzerland], The World Health Organisation on Saturday has halted its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and mixture of HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir for the remedy of hospitalised COVID-19 sufferers after they failed to cut back the dying fee, Al Jazeera reported.

“These interim trial results show that hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalised COVID-19 patients when compared to the standard of care. Solidarity trial investigators will interrupt the trials with immediate effect,” the WHO was quoted as saying in an announcement.

The WHO has added that this resolution will now have an effect on the opposite research the place the medicine are getting used for non-hospitalised or as prophylaxis.

Meanwhile, the WHO has reported a complete of 212,326 new instances of coronavirus globally in 24 hours.

The company additional acknowledged that 5,134 deaths have been reported in previous 24 hours, taking the full toll to 523,011.

The WHO had declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. (ANI)

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