WHO halts trial of hydroxychloroquine in Covid-19 patients

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Reuters | Jun 17, 2020, 22:04 IST

GENEVA/LONDON: The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in its large multi-country trial of treatments for COVID-19 patients had been halted after results from other trials showed no benefit.
"The hydroxychloroquine arm of the SOLIDARITY trial has been stopped," WHO expert Ana Maria Henao-Restrepo told a news briefing.

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