Chinese Govt To Test Remdesivir Drug To Cure Coronavirus

Coronavirus: China to begin tests on new drug in the search for cure



– The Chinese government is set to begin human tests on a drug that it hopes would be a cure for the coronavirus Advertising – The spokesperson of a Beijing-based hospital confirmed that the tests were to see if the drug Remdesivir would be able to cure the Wuhan disease – The Asian country’s ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian, on Monday, February 3 said at least 60 Nigerians were currently living in Wuhan where the Coronavirus outbreak started According to Times magazine, the Chinese government has begun clinical trials to test a drug for the coronavirus infection. The international magazine reports that a new antiviral drug called Remdesivir, which is aimed at infectious diseases such as Ebola and SARS, is to be tested in Beijing-based China-Japan Friendship Hospital to see if it will curb the new strain of coronavirus. This much was confirmed by a hospital spokeswoman to Bloomberg News on Monday, February 3. Coronavirus: Buhari sends critical message to Chinese govt Meanwhile, at a press conference held in Abuja, the Nigerian capital city on Monday, February 3, China’s ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, assured that mechanisms are already in place to ensure that the virus is not only be curbed and controlled but also treated. Pingjian said: “The Chinese nation has gone through great winds and waves and overcome countless difficulties. “The 1000 bed makeshift hospital in Wuhan, which was built in 9 days and is in full operation today, speaks volumes.” Speaking on the safety of the Nigerian community in China, the ambassador said that the Chinese government is committed to saving the lives of not less than 60 citizens who reside in Wuhan. PAY ATTENTION: Get the Latest Nigerian News Anywhere 24/7. Spend less on the Internet! He said: “We will, in a responsible manner, safeguard the safety of every foreign national in China, including the Nigerian expatriates, and address their legitimate concerns in a timely manner.” NCDC finally opens up on Coronavirus outbreak claim, tells Nigeria what number to call Meanwhile, reported that there were reasons to believe that the world may have seen the worst from the global epidemic, coronavirus as a team of doctors in Thailand has successfully treated a Chinese patient with the disease. Speaking on the groundbreaking feat on Sunday, February 2, Dr Kriengsak Attipornwanich, one of the doctors, said that cocktail of antiviral medications used for influenza and HIV were applied in the treatment of the patient, a 71-year-old Chinese woman. Attipornwanich said that the cocktail contained oseltamivir with lopinavir and ritonavir, both of which are anti-viral pills used to tackle the human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). He went ahead to say that laboratory results turned negative 12 hours after the medications were given to the woman with the disease wmore:

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