The streets are deserted in Beijing as the virus continues to spread. Photo: AFP

China starts clinical trials for new antiviral drug to treat coronavirus

  • Remdesivir, developed by Gilead Sciences, was last week given to US patient whose condition appeared to improve within a day
  • Tests are being carried out at multiple hospitals in Wuhan, ground zero of the outbreak
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The streets are deserted in Beijing as the virus continues to spread. Photo: AFP
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