The World Health Organization (WHO) confirms that currently there is no drug that has been tested to treat the corona virus COVID-19. Research is ongoing so that all people and countries are advised not to use drugs indiscriminately.
The WHO says there are four drugs currently being jointly studied by 45 countries for the corona virus. The drugs are chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, remdesivir, ritonavir / lopinavir, and a combination of ritonavir / lopinavir and interferon-beta.
“While the results are coming out, we urge individuals and countries not to recklessly use therapies that have not yet proven effective for COVID-19,” said WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
“History in the medical world is full of examples of drugs that in theory or in laboratory tests can work, but in fact ineffective or even dangerous when given to humans,” he continued as quoted by the official Twitter account on Sunday (3/29/2020) .
Related to this, Indonesia is known to prepare chloroquine and avigan drugs for corona patients. This was stated by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) himself.
“This drug has been tried by one, two, three countries and provides healing. Namely Avigan. We have brought 5,000, we will try and in the process of ordering two million,” Jokowi said at the Merdeka Palace in a live broadcast on the Youtube account of the Presidential Secretariat some time then.