First antiviral drug gets go signal to fight COVID-19

China has developed an anti-viral drug called Fapilavir which could potentially treat the coronavirus disease or COVID 19.
In a report on the Global Times, the drug has been approved for marketing.
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Fapilavir is one of three medicines that have been tested and showed effectiveness in treating COVID-19.
As of press time, the death toll for the contagious disease has reached 5,735 according to the World Health Organization. About 153,517 confirmed cases were recorded across the globe.

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