Donald trump spoke about the important tool for the treatment of patients with coronavirus. The US President said that experts of the FDA – Management on sanitary inspection behind quality of foodstuff and medicines – were allowed to use the drug ramdevpir.

“This is an important medical breakthrough and the first treatment for COVID-19, which was approved in the US” – with reference to the head of the FDA Stephen Khan writes RIA Novosti. Half a million doses of medicines approved Monday will begin to distribute to hospitals.

Ramdevpir – antiviral drug was developed to fight Ebola, but then failed to prove its effectiveness. Now clinical trials of the drug conducted by the international group of scientists on patients with severe COVID-19. The verification of the effectiveness of ramdevpir are in the Ministry of health of Russia.

Outbreak of coronavirus infection were reported in Central China at the end of December 2019. According to the Johns Hopkins University, today in the world, the virus has infected 3 million 343 thousand 777 persons. USA – the leader in the number of cases. In the country is infected with 1 million 103 thousand 225 people.