According to Italian and Chinese medical experience, the cure for malaria can be successfully used for the coronavirus. The Hungarian government, therefore, banned the export of this material. The remaining amount would be enough to cure 2.2 million people.
HVG reported that on Wednesday (March 26), the government made the decision of banning the export of this medical formula to foreign countries and to use it to cure patients who have been affected with the virus.
The decision includes the ban of exporting the chemical formula, doxycycline sulfate, and all medicine which has this material.
This material will be used to produce medicine for those who have been infected with the coronavirus; a therapeutic method some countries already have tried. In the Central European region, Hungary has the largest amount of this chemical formula of approximately four tonnes.
China and Italy reportedly have cured infected people with doxycycline sulfate before. The available amount would be enough to produce 20 million 200-gramme pills for 2.2 million patients.
Although the idea might be promising, many countries have emphasised that the coronavirus does not have a cure yet.
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