Tuesday, 04 Aug 2020

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Chinese team recommends 4 drugs to fight Covid-19

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Health Desk- June 15, 2020: The visiting Chinese medical experts have said the use of Ritonavir, Resochin, Ribavirin, and Arbidol can be effective to some extent.

They have advised institutional quarantine for international travellers, irrespective of whether they are in good health or not.

The travellers must be taken to institutional quarantine for 14 days after the nucleic acid test, said the experts.

The Chinese side said the use of Ritonavir, Resochin, Ribavirin, and Arbidol can be effective to some extent, according to the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka.

When asked about the high infected rate of police in Bangladesh, Chinese experts pointed out that the police personnel did not zip up the PPE well, but exposed it in the air.

They suggested that there is no need to wear PPE in the open space, while washing hands frequently and wearing masks in the right way are highly important.

The Chinese experts visited Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital, Bashundhara Covid-19 Field Centre, and Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on the fifth day of their visit.

Like in the previous days, Minister Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka Yan Hualong accompanied them.

In reply to a query of Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital experts, the Chinese team said "no" to antibody tests instead of nucleic acid.