The U.S on Thursday approved a malaria drug, chloroquine, for the treatment of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
President Donald Trump said at a Coronavirus Task Force news conference that the drug could help with symptoms of COVID-19.
According to him, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is fast-tracking approval of using the drug chloroquine to treat COVID-19.
“It is known as a malaria drug and it’s been around for a long time and it’s very powerful.
“The nice part is, it’s being around for a long time, and so we know that if things don’t go as planned it’s not going to kill anybody.”
Trump praised the FDA for fast-tracking approval of the COVID-19 treatment.
“Normally the FDA would take a long time to approve something like that and it was approved very, very quickly,” Trump said.
“We’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately.”