coronavirus threat has put the entire country on its toes. prime minister narendra modi had announced a nationwide Lockdown until 14th April. 1.3 Billion population is confined to indoor due to this scare. There is a piece of good news from ernakulam Medical college Hospital in Kerala.
As per the hospital, the patient hailing from britain responded well to the drugs combination of Ritonavir and Lopinavir which was given to him for seven days. His latest test results showed he has tested negative for the virus. These are hiv antiretroviral drugs used for the treatment of AIDS.
Earlier the same drug combination was used to treat patients in a hospital in jaipur after the indian Council of Medical Research had given permission to use it. The same has been used for the very first time in kerala and it worked. The swab samples of the UK national's wife, who is also admitted in the isolation ward, tested negative, the statement said.
According to reports, the couple with 17 others from the UK was on a holiday at the hill resort town of Munnar, Kerala. All of them were quarantined at a hotel in the city.