Coronavirus outbreak

Singapore taking part in two global trials for potential Covid-19 cure

Trials aim to evaluate safety and efficacy of remdesivir in treating coronavirus patients

Singapore will participate in two global multi-centre trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of remdesivir, a potential cure for the new coronavirus Covid-19.

One is by the United States' medical research agency, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which started last Wednesday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2020, with the headline 'S'pore taking part in two global trials for potential Covid-19 cure'. Subscribe