Russia has authorized the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of coronavirus

MOSCOW, 16 APR — RIA Novosti. the Government allowed to be used for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 or a suspected disease of unregistered drug hydroxychloroquine. The order was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

In particular, National medical research center of cardiology is mandated to apply, store and distribute the medicine among medical organizations, including private. To monitor the safety and efficacy of the drug needs a healthcare.

it is Noted that 68 of the 600 packages of hydroxychloroquine Russia donated China.

Earlier it became known that the United States has begun clinical trials of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of patients with coronavirus infection.

At the national institutes of health reported that in laboratory conditions the drug showed “promising results”.

According to recent reports, Russia has identified about 28 thousand infected with coronavirus, more than 2,300 patients recovered, 232 people died.

authorities urged the Russians to abide by all safety precautions, don’t leave home without a major need to keep distance in public places and wear masks.