Fact check: No evidence Chloroquine can treat coronavirus

Fact check: No evidence Chloroquine can treat coronavirus

- Social media claims that Chloroquine, an antimalarial drug can cure the deadly Covid-19 is false

- According to the WHO, Chloroquine has not been certified as a cure for the disease

- Meanwhile, almost nine times as many cases had been reported in the past 24 hours beyond China than inside

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The coronavirus outbreak is currently the world's most deadly disease. It has killed over 3,000 people globally since its outbreak in December 2019.

Most of the deaths are in China but over the past days, there are nine times more new infections outside China alone.

Following the wild spread of the Covid-19 disease, there have been some claims on social media that the an antimalarial drug, Chloroquine can cure the deadly disease.

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But YEN.com.gh fact checks can say that no health authorities have certified Chloroquine as a cure for the Covid-19.

The World Health Organization (WHO), the leading authority on the subject has also debunked the claims that Chloroquine is a cure for the disease.

Ghana’s director of public health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie, has also opined that there is no evidence that Chloroquine Phosphate 250mg is an effective treatment of the flu-like coronavirus (COVID-19).

So as the spread of the coronavirus is now very high at a “global level”, the world awaits a proven certified cure for the disease.

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For now, all one can do is to be careful and observe all the preventive measures put in place by The WHO.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has started vetting parliamentary aspirants for the 2020 elections and already, some interesting developments are coming up.

In the Ablekuma West constituency, the vetting committee of the NPP, failed Mr. Albert Kan Dapaah Jr.

Mr. Dapaah Jr was contesting incumbent Member of Parliament, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful to become the parliamentary candidate for the constituency.

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