The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has revealed that there is currently no treatment that has been proven to be effective against COVID-19.
Speaking at a virtual news conference in Geneva, Tedros warned against the use of drugs not shown to work against the disease.
His remarks came as the number of deaths soared past 15,000, with more than 341,000 people infected worldwide.
According to him, using untested medicines without the right evidence could raise false hope and even do more harm than good.
Tedros praised the great energy being put into research and development to find a vaccine and of drugs to treat COVID-19 as countries are among other things looking at using antimalarial drugs as a treatment against the new coronavirus.
However, he said there were alarming reports of large numbers of infections among health workers adding that protecting them from the virus should be a top priority.
Everyevery.ng gathered that the number of officially recorded cases is believed to represent only a fraction of the exact number of infections, with many countries only testing the most severe cases in need of hospitalization.