Chinese experts have confirmed based on the results of the clinical trials that the antimalarial drug Chloroquine Phosphate, has a certain effective cure for coronavirus.
This was disclosed by a Chinese official on Monday, according to China Science.
The news which has been trending on Twitter has attracted numerous reactions from the global community. Global Times also reported that the China’s Ministry of Science and Technology confirmed that the Chloroquine phosphate, a medicine that has been in the market for many years, has proven an effective cure for coronavirus #COVID19 and shows positive clinical effects.
Antimalarial drug Chloroquine Phosphate has a certain curative effect on the #COVID19, Chinese experts confirmed based on the results of the clinical trials, according to an official on Monday. pic.twitter.com/bOt1B4v2PH — China Science (@ChinaScience) February 17, 2020
Chloroquine phosphate, a medicine that has been in the market for many years, has proven an effective cure for coronavirus #COVID19 and shows positive clinical effects: China’s Ministry of Science and Technology. pic.twitter.com/FZlHkYwTis — Global Times (@globaltimesnews) February 17, 2020
According to a tweet from a scientist “We are very happy that chloroquine seems to work! Our lab at the Rega Institute at the KU Leuven in Belgium discovered the activity of chloroquine against SARS-CoV already in 2004. https://t.co/G1qG8uXGp2 — Marc Van Ranst (@vanranstmarc) February 18, 2020.
Preliminary data show the scale at which the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the Chinese economy.
The immediate impact was visible in a drop in the flow of passengers. In an effort to prevent the virus from spreading, the government has encouraged people to stay at home, cancelled major public events and restricted travel for tens of millions.
These developments indicate that these disruptions to regular economic activity may just be the beginning of a longer-term situation.
Beijing city had said that local schools, from kindergartens to universities, will postpone resumption of the school year until further notice, according to state media. Based on the original Lunar New Year holiday calendar, Chinese were set to return to work on Jan. 31.
However with the discovery of an effective cure for coronavirus, it is expected that the economy and social life will quickly return to normal in China.