Tablets containing chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, which have been touted by some as a treatment for the coronavirus. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Trump and Widodo back chloroquine treatment, but fake news about this drug is as deadly as Covid-19

  • Public statements by the US and Indonesian presidents have sent demand for the drug – usually used to treat malaria – rocketing
  • Yet its effectiveness against Covid-19 is at best unproven and in the wrong hands it can be fatal
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Tablets containing chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, which have been touted by some as a treatment for the coronavirus. Photo: AFP
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