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Coronavirus: Global trial of hydroxychloroquine begins

Global trial of anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine trial has begun as part of finding a vaccine to battle the coronavirus.

Aljazeera reports that UK and Thailand health workers have joined the trial of two anti-malarial drugs, which includes hydroxychloroquine, one that Trump says he has been taking.

The number of those infected with coronavirus in Africa has reached 95,201, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has reported.

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More than five million people around the world have now been confirmed to have the coronavirus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. More than 328,000 people have died globally while some 1.9 million people have recovered.

 

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