The French government has reversed a ban it placed on the use of Hydroxilchloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19.
The lifting of the ban comes after successful clinical trials of Chloroquine revealed it’s effectiveness in combating COVID-19 infections.
American Democrats as well as the World Health Organisation (WHO) had warned against the use of the drug after it was endorsed by President Donald Trump.
France as well as some American States including New York, Nevada and Minnesota had banned the use of the drug claiming that it could lead to bigger side effects including death.
Recent clinical trials however in India, Burkina Faso and Bahrain have proven that Chloroquine is very effective in the treatment of COVID-19.
Consequently Governments are starting to review the ban on the drug as Chloroquine will now be allowed for use in treatment of the virus in France.
India and the UK have banned the export of the drug to preserve supplies for themselves while Jordan joined France in approving the drug for use in treatment of COVID-19.
The US FDA has also approved off-label use of the drug.