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British govt announces new ‘cheap, widely available’ drug for coronavirus

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British govt announces new 'cheap, widely available' drug for coronavirus

British Government on Tuesday announced that dexamethasone will now be used on COVID-19 patients.

The government made the announcement after researchers in the UK identified a new drug, which has reduced COVID-19 deaths risk.

The drug has reduced death risk for patients in ventilators by one-third and oxygen by one fifth.

The drug, which is cheap and widely available can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with COVID-19.

UK experts claim that the low-dose steroid treatment which was tested between March and June is a major breakthrough in the fight against the disease.

According to BBC, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there was a genuine case to celebrate “a remarkable British scientific achievement.

He, therefore, added that the government has taken steps to ensure enough supplies.

Currently, there are 8,194,790 confirmed coronavirus cases and 443,231 deaths worldwide.

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