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Bulgaria to Sign Two Contracts with China for the Supply of Medicines for the Treatment of COVID-19

The government has approved two draft contracts that the Ministry of Health is about to conclude with China's National Pharmaceutical Corporation for Foreign Trade, the cabinet's press service said.

Under the first contract, MOH will purchase 171,429 packages of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Tablets 100 mg worth $ 582,858,60.

French Scientists Report Successful Results from a COVID-19 Drug Combination

French scientists report successful results from a clinical trial of the combination of two existing drugs - hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin - against the new coranovirus. Their research has been published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents.

A Woman Infected with the Coronavirus Cured with a Drug Cocktail against HIV

A Chinese citizen infected with the new coronavirus showed a dramatic improvement after she was treated with a cocktail of anti-virals used to treat flu and HIV, Thailand's Health Ministry said Sunday.

The 71-year-old patient tested negative for the virus 48 hours after Thai doctors administered the combination, it became clear at a daily briefing at the ministry.

Seven inmates charged after prison sweep turns up drugs, weapons

A sweep of the Aghios Stefanos prison near Patra, western Greece, has turned up quantities of drugs as well as 11 makeshift knives and five cellphones, which are forbidden in penitentiaries.

The inspection began late on Tuesday night and was completed in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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