Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said on Saturday (Feb 22) that the nation is reflecting on utilizing Avigan, an enemy of flu drug to treat patients of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) flare-up.
“We hear from overseas that some (drugs) among those that have been used against influenza may be useful,” Kato told reporters in Tokyo.
The health ministry will check the viability of anti-flu drugs in battling the illness and, if essential, make it feasible for some clinical establishments to utilize them in treating patients, he included.
As per Kato, the administration will report its fundamental policy on the most proficient method to manage the coronavirus episode, conceivably next Tuesday.
Avigan is an enemy of flu drug created by Fujifilm Toyama Chemical Co., yet it is trusted that it can likewise help treat different infections, including Ebola, just as a tick-borne ailment.
As of Saturday evening, around 750 individuals have tried positive for the novel coronavirus in Japan.
In any case, a large portion of them are travelers and team individuals from the isolated Diamond Princess journey transport docked in the port city of Yokohama close to Tokyo.
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