Togo to also try chloroquine in treating coronavirus-infected individuals

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Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:42
Togo to also try chloroquine in treating coronavirus-infected individuals

(Togo First) - As talks about the efficiency of the drug keep rising around the world, Togo has also decided to give it a try. 

However, “chloroquine will not be sold freely,” said Dr. Innocent Kpeto, president of Togo’s order of pharmacists. This is to prevent the population from using this medicine without respecting the correct dosage or buying a fake product. 

Chloroquine is a drug developed in the 1950s to fight malaria. It has been in Africa for decades but was later taken out of the market as it became inefficient in treating the disease. 

In effect, it is a derivative of the drug, hydroxychloroquine, that is said to have shown some encouraging results in combating the coronavirus. Initial works were done by the French physician, Didier Raoult. After tests were conducted by Chinese researchers first, Europe and the US are now following their footsteps.  

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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