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Ivermectin clinical trials begin

GEORGE TOWN: A Health Ministry study to assess the efficacy of the drug Ivermectin in preventing severe Covid-19 disease will involve 500 patients, according to the infectious disease expert heading it.

Dr Steven Lim Chee Loon (pic) said the main objective was to determine if the drug could be an effective antiviral therapy in the early stage of Covid-19, and prevent patients from slipping into the severe Categories Four and Five.

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