WHO: 108 drugs tested for treating COVID-19

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Tue, 12 May 2020 - 01:21 GMT

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CAIRO, May 12 (MENA) - Director of Programme Management for the Eastern Mediterranean at the World Health Organization (WHO) Rana Hajjeh said the coronavirus is not a deadly virus, as 80 percent of the positive cases recovered without treatment.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Hajjeh noted that 108 drugs are currently being tested for treatment, eight of them had entered the clinical trial phase, including remdesivir.

The WHO official dismissed reports claiming that the coronavirus is a gas.

Hajjeh pointed out that full protection by applying the precautionary measures is the best remedy.

She also added that only 5 percent of the cases need special medical care, especially patients who have chronic diseases.

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