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(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 26, 2020, medical staff shows o at the IHU Mediterranee Infection Institute in Marseille, packets of a Nivaquine, tablets containing chloroquine and Plaqueril, tablets containing hydroxychloroquine, drugs that has shown signs of effectiveness against coronavirus. - On March 29, 2020,a limited emergency-use authorization for two antimalarial drugs touted as game-changers by President Donald Trump has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat coronavirus patients. In a statement published Sunday, the US Department of Health and Human Services detailed recent donations of medicine to a national stockpile -- including chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, both being investigated as potential COVID-19 treatments. (Photo by GERARD JULIEN / AFP)

Coronavirus: Nine things to know about renewed interest in chloroquine

There is renewed interest in chloroquine now that a number of doctors have asserted that it has beneficial effects on COVID-19 patients. However, the scientific community is still divided
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A blister pack of Hydroxychloroquine sulfate pills is displayed on March 26, 2020, in London. JOHN PHILLIPS/GETTY IMAGES

Thousands sign French call for chloroquine in virus fight

More than 215,000 people have signed a petition urging French officials to let more doctors prescribe the anti-malaria drug chloroquine for coronavirus patients, a controversial proposal that has divided health experts worldwide.
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(FILES) Is n this file photo taken on February 26, 2020, medical staff shows packets of a Nivaquine, tablets containing chloroquine and Plaqueril, tablets containing hydroxychloroquine, drugs. Photo/AFP

Doctors warn of malaria drug scarcity

Limited global stocks of two anti-malarial drugs could wreck plans to use the medicines, currently in clinical trials, to treat COVID-19, doctors cautioned on Thursday.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 26, 2020 a medical staff shows at the IHU Mediterranee Infection Institute in Marseille, a packet of Nivaquine, tablets containing chloroquine, a commonly used malaria drug that has shown signs of effectiveness against coronavirus, according to a study conducted in several Chinese hospitals. (Photo by GERARD JULIEN / AFP)

Use malaria drugs only for virus emergencies: EU agency

Anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine should only be used to treat COVID-19 in clinical trials or in case of "national emergency", the European Medicine Agency warned Wednesday.
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Inside a section of the 128-bed COVID-19 Isolation and Treatment Centre in Ikenne deployed by Governor Dapo Abiodun to contain the coronavirus pandemic in Ogun State. Inset: Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun (middle); Deputy Governor Noimot Salako-Oyedele (left); Ogun State House of Assembly Speaker Kunle Oluomo (far left), State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker (right) and Team Lead of NCDC in Ogun State, Dr. Ogunbode while declaring open the centre …yesterday.

Coronavirus not death sentence, say survivors

Five persons who had tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) were discharged yesterday from the Infectious Diseases Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital...
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Stocking up at the Isolation Centre at the National Hospital Abuja, with personal protective equipment on Friday PHOTO: NKECHI ONYEDIKA-UGOEZE 

Chloroquine drug to undergo clinical trial – Lagos government

The family of five, who were earlier quarantined for displaying symptoms of coronavirus has tested negative. Nasarawa State Commissioner for Health, Pharmacist Ahmed Yahaya disclosed this yesterday.
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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 18: U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question during a news briefing on the latest development of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. at the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House March 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump announced via Twitter that the U.S. and Canada will close the border to non-essential traffic in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

US approves anti-malarial drug to treat coronavirus: Trump

The US has approved the anti-malarial drug chloroquine for use as a treatment against the new coronavirus, President Donald Trump said Thursday.
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