Corona-pandemic: the Ministry of returns donated chloroquine tablets

The Coronavirus pandemic has the world firmly in its grip: More than five million people were infected worldwide with the novel pathogen, Sars-CoV-2 – 179.283 of them so far in Germany.

The Federal Ministry of health, Jens Spahn returned the donated tablets of the drug chloroquine to the pharmaceutical company Bayer. As the magazine "Business Insider" reported to have communicated to the Ministry on request, that "due to current Erkenntnisse" a part of the available medicines had been returned to the manufacturer." This would then have to be back for the treatment of other diagnoses as Covid-19 available. A Ministry spokesman confirmed the step on Wednesday. dpa is The drug hydroxy chloroquine from different manufacturers.

The pharmaceutical company Bayer had put the Federal government in mid-April, eight million tablets of the drug available. There is evidence to suggest that it could be suitable for the treatment of Covid-19 patients, it was said at the time by Bayer. In the Journal "The Lancet" had researchers reported, but not the least, on the basis of a comprehensive data analysis that the Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the very similar chloroquine are likely to be used for the treatment of Covid-19 and the active ingredients may even be the death rate increase. The world health organization (WHO) suspended the Tests with hydroxychloroquine, then for the time being. US President, Donald Trump had taken hydroxychloroquine according to its own statements even as Corona prophylaxis.

The Ministry of health is divided according to "Business Insider" with, you watch the development and risk assessment for the application of chloroquine – and hydroxychloroquine-containing medicines at Covid-19-Sufferers very closely and am in close contact with the competent Federal authority.

All further messages to the Corona-crisis in Germany, Europe and the world, you will find in the News Ticker of FOCUS Online.

13-Year-old is filming illegally Tesla-construction – Elon Musk is thrilled

FOCUS Online/Wochit 13-Year-old is filming illegally Tesla-construction – Elon Musk is thrilled


All the important messages to the Coronavirus in the FOCUS Online Newsletter. Subscribe now.