Four drugs for Covid-19 treatment being tested in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ministry of Health monitors information on all potential coronavirus vaccines
11:35, 22 July 2020

Drugs for the treatment of COVID-19
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Clinical trials of four drugs for the treatment of Covid-19 are currently being conducted in Ukraine. This was announced by Ukraine’s Health Minister Maksym Stepanov at a briefing.

"To date, these are four drugs that are being clinically tested. They are used in Ukraine for treating other diseases, although, according to experts, they may be useful in the treatment of Covid-19," said Stepanov.

He added that the Ministry of Health monitors information on all potential vaccines against the coronavirus infection.

Related: Ukraine's coronavirus fund runs desperately low?

As we reported earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) hopes that the global vaccination campaign against coronavirus will begin in the middle of the next year

"So if we are very practical, then we are looking at the middle of 2021 when we will have a vaccine that can be widely deployed," said Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Head of the WHO.

Currently, 17 vaccines are tested worldwide, with people being test subjects. The WHO favors the one developed by Oxford University; it was the first to enter Phase 3 of clinical tests.

Related: Healthcare Ministry warns of two new coronavirus waves in Ukraine in autumn and winter


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