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U.S approves chloroquine for treatment of COVID-19

The United States on Thursday approved a malaria drug, chloroquine for the treatment of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

President Donald Trump said at a coronavirus task force news conference that the drug canhelp with symptoms of COVID-19.

According to him, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is fast-tracking approval of using the drug chloroquine to treat COVID-19.

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“It is known as a malaria drug and it’s been around for a long time and it’s very powerful. The nice part is, it’s being around for a long time and so we know that if things don’t go as planned, it’s not going to kill anybody,” Trump added.

The US President praised the FDA for fast-tracking the approval of the COVID-19 treatment.

“Normally the FDA would take a long time to approve something like that and it was approved very, very quickly,” Trump said, declaring that “we’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately.”

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