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Favipiravir shows good clinical efficacy in treating COVID-19: Chinese official

Leave a comment / By: manifel / 17 March, 2020 21:52:39PM
Favipiravir shows good clinical efficacy in treating COVID-19: Chinese official

BEIJING, March 17 (Xinhua)-- China has completed the clinical research of Favipiravir, an antiviral drug that has shown good clinical efficacy against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to an official Tuesday.

Favipiravir, the influenza drug which was approved for clinical use in Japan in 2014, has shown no obvious adverse reactions in the clinical trial, said Zhang Xinmin, director of the China National Center for Biotechnology Development under the Ministry of Science and Technology, at a press conference.

Favipiravir has been recommended to medical treatment teams and should be included in the diagnosis and treatment plan for COVID-19 as soon as possible, Zhang said.

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