Brazil recommends chloroquine to treat even mild COVID-19 cases

Brazil recommends chloroquine to treat even mild COVID-19 cases

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-05-20 22:32

BRASILIA: Brazil's health ministry recommended on Wednesday (May 20) using chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat even mild cases of COVID-19, a treatment President Jair Bolsonaro has pushed for despite a lack of conclusive evidence of their effectiveness.

New federal guidelines released by the ministry recommend doctors prescribe the anti-malarial drugs from the onset of symptoms of coronavirus infection, together with the antibiotic azithromycin.

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