HOT NEWS ?China announces, that Favipiravir shows good clinical efficacy in treating ?virus: official
‼️Favipiravir ‼️???? BEIJING, March 17 (Xinhua) China has completed the clinical research of Favipiravir, an antiviral drug that has shown good clinical efficacy against the novel ?virus disease, according to an official Tuesday.
Favipiravir, the influenza drug which was approved for clinical use in Japan in 2014, has shown no obvious adverse reactions in the clinical trial, said Zhang Xinmin, director of the China National Center for Biotechnology Development under the Ministry of Science and Technology, at a press conference.
Favipiravir has been recommended to medical treatment teams and should be included in the diagnosis and treatment plan for ?virus as soon as possible, Zhang said.
As authorities and the World Health Organisation attempt to reduce the spread of ?virus, normal life – including sport – is on hold
Infections of the ?virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, have been reported around the world.
How people can protect: Favipiravir
More than 957000 people have died globally from ?virus, as the illness is officially known, while more than 31 million infections have been confirmed in at least 188 countries, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Here are the countries that have so far confirmed ?virus cases:
The region of Macau has confirmed 10 cases, while Hong Kong reported 148 confirmed cases.
A total of 696 people on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama had tested positive for the ?virus. Six people – five Japanese and one British – who were on the ship have died.
Japan does not include the people on board as part of its national tally, in accordance with WHO guidance. The national tally is 787 as of March 13, including 22 deaths.
How ?virus affected football matches and sports events:
The outbreak of the ?virus has had a serious impact on a number of European football events and sports activities in places where the spread of the virus has been most severe.
50 countries suspended their football championships until 25th March.
Only 4 football championships are still live and only one country plays still with spectators: Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Belarus;
Checkout HERE all the games that are postponed or affected because of ?virus.
What sporting events are affected by the pandemic?
Euro 2020 Football Jun 12, 2020 – Sun, Jul 12, 2020 is in danger to be postponed.
European football’s governing body UEFA meets today, and they have some big calls to make.
Insiders say they expect UEFA to postpone this summer’s Euro championship by a year, to 2021. UEFA must also decide what will happen to this season’s Champions League and Europa League contests.
Expect a decision in 17 March 2020 late afternoon.
SerieA, La Liga, Bundesliga, Champions League, EL, are all postponed.
Champions League match Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund match scheduled for 11 march is going to be played behind closed doors as the spread of ?virus.
Italy’s Serie A has been impacted through the postponement of games with the south European country dealing with a serious outbreak. The Coppa Italia final has been moved to the end of May and all Serie A games until April 3 will be played behind closed doors.
Crucial ‘Italian derbies’ in decades Juventus ? Inter was played at an empty ground amid Italy’s #?virus lockdown.
Public health officials in California declared an emergency in the area where one of tennis’ signature tournaments would be held.
Furthermore, Japan Olympics 2020 that should start in July, is in danger to be canceled.