Early trials on Covid-19 drugs 'promising'

Research continues worldwide into a possible vaccination against Covid-19

The battle to beat Covid-19 is a global race, with the French government authorising more trials of a drug to combat the virus.

Early tests in France were deemed “promising” and research continues worldwide into a possible vaccination against Covid-19.

Widespread tests on the effectiveness of the drug chloroquine are going ahead, said French health minister Olivier Véran, who confirmed early tests by renowned infectious diseases researcher Professor Didier Raoult had been successful.

Prof Raoult is based at the infectious diseases institute (IHU) in Marseille.

Prof Raoult said the first Covid-19 patients he ...

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