US sends 2 million doses of unproven COVID-19 drug to Brazil: White House

By: AFP      Published: 01:20 AM, 1 Jun, 2020
US sends 2 million doses of unproven COVID-19 drug to Brazil: White House

The United States has delivered two million doses of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to Brazil to fight COVID-19, the White House said Sunday, though the drug has not yet been proven effective against the coronavirus.

"HCQ will be used as a prophylactic to help defend Brazil's nurses, doctors, and healthcare professionals against the virus. It will also be used as a therapeutic to treat Brazilians who become infected," a statement said.