A packet of Nivaquine tablets that contain chloroquine, a commonly used anti-malaria drug. Photo: AFP

Africans rush for chloroquine as coronavirus tsunami looms

  • Anti-malaria drug has been touted by some, including Trump, as treatment for Covid-19, but health watchdogs urge caution
  • Several deaths from self-medication have been reported as result of medication’s toxic side effects
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A packet of Nivaquine tablets that contain chloroquine, a commonly used anti-malaria drug. Photo: AFP
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