As more US states eased pandemic lockdowns despite another spike in deaths from the disease. The United States health authorities have approved an experimental drug that can be used for treating covid-19 patients.
The approved drug is Remdesivir, an antiviral drug initially developed to treat Ebola. The approval of the drug comes after a major trial found that it boosted recovery in serious COVID-19 patients.
The drug approval came as the US leaders struggled with growing pressure from citizens wearying of stay-at-home orders. With about 1.1 million confirmed coronavirus cases, nearly 65,000 of them fatal, the United States has the highest tolls of any country.