Are there medicines to prevent or treat coronavirus?

Illustration photo shows various medicine pills in their original packaging in Brussels, Belgium August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Illustration

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), to date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus.

However, those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care. 

Some specific treatments are under investigation and will be tested through clinical trials. WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range or partners.

17thMarch WHO Coronavirus

Maltese Government Helplines:

  • 111 – For those who feel symptoms of COVID-19 or who wish further information 
  • 22042200 – For Maltese residents who were caught in one of the high-risk countries and wish to return to Malta
  • 21411411 – For those in mandatory quarantine who require provisions of food and medicine
  • 25981000 – For those who have questions about the educational sector and the impact of the coronavirus
  • 21692447 –   For hotels and tourists with questions about announced measures 
  • 25903030 –  Helpline for lonely elderly in need of medicines, meals, vegetables and fruit

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