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Doxycycline and Ivermectin combo may be new effective coronavirus treatment, a team of doctors from Bangladesh.

They claimed that their research on the combination of two widely used drugs has yielded astounding results in curing the Covid-19 patients.

“We have got astounding results. Out of 60 COVID-19 patients, all recovered as the combination of the two drugs were applied,” said Dr Md Tarek Alam, the head of medicine department at Bangladesh Medical College Hospital (BMCH).

Alam said a frequently used antiprotozoal medicine called Ivermectin in a single dose with Doxycycline, an antibiotic, yielded virtually the near-miraculous result in curing the patients with COVID-19.

“My team was prescribing the two medicines only for coronavirus patients, most of them initially reporting with respiratory problems with related complaints, later to be tested COVID-19 positive,” he said.

Claiming that the efficacy of the drug developed by them was such that patients recovered from the virus within 4 days, he said, adding that there were no side effects of it.

“We first ask them to be tested for COVID-19 and when found coronavirus positive we apply the drugs . . . they are recovering within four days,” he said.

He said that they are hundred per cent hopeful about the effectiveness of the combination.

Alam said they by now contacted the concerned government regulators and preparing to exhaust international procedures for acknowledgement of the drugs for the COVID-19 treatment.

Alam said his team was preparing a paper on the development of the drug for an international journal, as required for scientific review and acknowledgement.

Bangladesh has reported 20,995 coronavirus cases. A total of 314 people have lost their lives in the country due to the disease.

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