Some of the ones used to treat the disease include experimental antiviral drug remdesivir, which was originally developed to combat Ebola, a HIV-drug combination, malaria drug chloroquine and antiviral drug favipiravir, which China has approved for use for Covid-19.
But is Trump being honest and are we in for a drug very soon?
" Trump announced on Thursday, the United States food and drug administration FDA have approved chloroquine against the Coronavirus ", but was corrected by an FDA-chief Stephen Hahn (60) immediately, Therefore, it is only accelerated Tests. The US President reportedly claimed that the drug will be available "almost immediately". Luckily, the drug is also proving effective in patients who have contracted coronavirus COVID-19.
Trump has also lied by telling the public that the drugs have been approved by the FDA to treat coronavirus.
Trump said at a White House press briefing Thursday that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine will be made available to test whether it helps patients recover from coronavirus.
Coronavirus forces closure of household waste and recycling centres
RECYCLE for Greater Manchester has announced that all refuse and recycling sites across the borough are closed to the public . Cllr Andrew Lee, executive member for waste management, told residents to hang on to bulky waste until the sites reopen.
Critical new Windows flaw being exploited, Microsoft working on a fix
The update is not being released to all Windows 7 customers since the operating system reached end of support on January 14, 2020. However, Microsoft said users will be prompted for confirmation before opening arbitrary programs from the Internet.
Canada border to close late Friday to non-essential trips
Canada relies on the USA for 75% of its exports and about 18% of American exports go to Canada, The Associated Press reported. Freeland says she spoke to Quebec Justice Minister Sonia LeBel, as well as all provincial premiers, about the issue.
Fauci's statements at a White House briefing Friday amounted to clinical cold water thrown on the president's repeated upbeat assessments on the USA fight against the virus, also known as COVID-19.
"It is an old medicine which is being used to treat malaria, but suddenly it has disappeared from the market".
Two people were admitted to hospital in Lagos for chloroquine overdoses, Oreoluwa Finnih, senior health assistant to the city's governor, said in an interview. Patients who aren't hospitalized should especially not take chloroquine or other medications described as "anti-COVID-19", Banner Health said.
On chloroquine, USA health officials say it's possible that doctors might could try the drug to treat coronavirus symptoms if it's already on the market.
Patients are assigned at random to either receive the drug under investigation or a placebo, and the studies are "blinded" meaning the participants and their doctors are unaware which group they are in, to further reduce bias.