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WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in Covid-19 trials after failure to reduce death

Reuters

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Modified 5 Jul 2020, 2:16 am
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CORONAVIRUS | The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with Covid-19 after they failed to reduce mortality.

The setback came as the WHO also reported more than 200,000 new cases globally of the disease for the first time in a single day. 

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