Clofazimine was found to be able to suppress the viral load in the lungs of golden Syrian hamsters infected with Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE Clofazimine was found to be able to suppress the viral load in the lungs of golden Syrian hamsters infected with Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE
Clofazimine was found to be able to suppress the viral load in the lungs of golden Syrian hamsters infected with Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE

Leprosy drug clofazimine effective in suppressing Covid-19, researchers from Hong Kong, US and Denmark find

  • HKU infectious diseases expert Yuen Kwok-yung describes finding as ‘exciting’ but says more work will be needed to ascertain the drug’s use
  • Combating Covid-19 with clofazimine and remdesivir can further boost recovery, researchers write in international scientific journal Nature

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Clofazimine was found to be able to suppress the viral load in the lungs of golden Syrian hamsters infected with Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE Clofazimine was found to be able to suppress the viral load in the lungs of golden Syrian hamsters infected with Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE
Clofazimine was found to be able to suppress the viral load in the lungs of golden Syrian hamsters infected with Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE
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