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Preventing Covid-19, President Trump took anti-malarial drugs

US President Donald Trump revealed on May 18 that he was taking a drug to treat malaria to prevent the new strain of corona virus that caused the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking to the press, US President Donald Trump said he had taken hydroxychloroquine and added zinc daily from 

"about a week and a half to now".
Mr. Trump said his personal doctor did not prescribe this treatment but asked for it himself.
 “I use this drug because it thinks it works. I have heard many positive cases.”  
 Mr. Trump Said

On April 24, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a call for caution in the use of anti-malarial drugs hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine to treat  Covid-19 outside hospitals or clinical trials, because of the risk of causing a heart rhythm disorder.

"Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine has not shown to be safe and effective in treating or preventing Covid-19." 
 The FDA warned.
However, Mr. Trump ignored reports of side effects. 
"All I can say is that I'm fine up to this point."
he said.

Meanwhile, health experts fear people may misunderstand Trump's actions and argue that hydroxychloroquine is safe.
The US is still the largest epidemic region in the world. 

According to statistics from Worldometers, the  US has recorded a total of 1,549,895 cases, 91,973 deaths, 355,496 cases recovered.

To date, at least two White House employees have been tested positive for Covid-19 in early May.

Both are in close contact with Mr. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. The vice president and some other officials were forced to quarantine for a while.

Since then, in order to prevent disease, the White House has issued mandatory regulations for employees to wear masks when entering and leaving the West Wing.

President Trump, the vice president and people who may have close contact with the two positive cases are tested for Covid-19 daily.

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