Djibouti is Treating All COVID Patients with Chloroquine, But Scientists Urge Caution - News Summed Up

Djibouti is Treating All COVID Patients with Chloroquine, But Scientists Urge Caution


ADDIS ABABA - Djibouti has more than 1,800 COVID-19 cases, making it the African country with the highest number of cases per 100,000 people. The head of Djibouti’s main COVID-19 response center says systematically giving COVID-19 patients the anti-malarial drug chloroquine is the main reason for the country's low death rate. But even scientists who see evidence of the efficacy of chloroquine caution on their use. Despite some observational optimism, scientists say it is still too early to attribute low death rates to antimalarial drugs. Offering one explanation, he said “chloroquine anti-malarial drugs act positively on the virus.”“That’s what we think, though nothing has confirmed it,” he said.


Source: Ethiopian News May 21, 2020 18:39 UTC



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