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Japanese anti-flu medicine effective in COVID-19: China

Medical experts in China have claimed that a new flu drug is ‘clearly effective’ in treating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Favipiravir, the active ingredient in a Japanese anti-flu medicine called Avigan, was trialled on 340 patients with the disease in China, reported

Patients who took the flu drug recovered quicker and showed greater lung improvement compared with patients not given the drug.

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