[News] Cuba will distribute PREVENGOVIR, new medication to prevent Covid-19

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will distribute PREVENGOVIR, new medication to prevent Covid-19
April 5, 2020
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Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will shortly begin distributing a new
medication, PREVENGOVIR, an homeopathic immunological booster, among the
island's population to help prevent viral infections like Covid-19 and
other common flus, Dr. Francisco Duran, Director of Epidemiology, announced
on Sunday.

In the daily press briefing on the state of Covid-19 in Cuba, Dr. Duran
explained PREVENGOVIR is a sublingual preparation which has first been
applied to risk groups in isolation centers, elderly and mother-infant
homes, and hospitals caring for positive and suspected Covid-19 patients.

Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine created in 1796 by Samuel
Hahnemann based on his doctrine of 'the similar cures the similar'. It has
been developed in Cuba in the past 30 years with the help of China, Vietnam
and India. There are pharmacies just dedicated to homeopathic and natural
medicines.

In his Sunday report to the media, Dr. Duran pointed out Cuba did 1,201
tests in the past 24 hours, and 32 people tested positive, just 2.8% of
that amount, for a grand total 320 persons diagnosed with Covid-19 since
the outbreak began. Of those, 295 are active patients who are hospitalized
under treatment. Some 283 of them are doing fine, but eight are in critical
state and four in serious conditions.

The number of people in clinical-epidemiological quarantine in isolation
centers has diminished to 1,887, of whom 1,291 are suspected cases. Some
16,306 people are under vigilance at home by the system of Primary Medical
Care.

Of the new positive cases, four of them contracted the disease abroad,
three in the US and 1 in Spain, while 14 were contacts of confirmed cases
and another 14 are contacts of travelers that came from abroad, Dr. Duran
explained.

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