Minister of Health Hala Zayed has announced that Tamiflu will be removed from the treatment protocol for the coronavirus (COVID-19), as it was not effective in treating patients.
She added that, according to approval from the Scientific Committee to Combat the Coronavirus, Hydroxychloroquine will continue to be used as part of the treatment protocol.
During an inspection visit to quarantine hospitals in Alexandria, Zayed announced that the Alexandria’s eastern and central regions have the highest COVID-19 infections within the governorate.
As part of her visit to Abu Qir and the Karmouz Hospital, she urged citizens not to take any medication without medical supervision. She asserted that Hydroxychloroquine has no effects on those who do not have the virus, and cannot prevent infection.
Zayed, who also spoke with Alexandria residents, recommended that they adhere to preventive measures to protect themselves from infection.
She also asserted the importance of physical exercise in developing immunity, as well as for raising the morale of citizens in overcoming negative psychological effects during the pandemic.
Zayed also confirmed the availability of sufficient stock of medicines and medical supplies at all quarantine hospitals in Alexandria.