The WHO and the UN announced a temporary halt on the use of hydroxychloroquine, but there were no changes in their COVID-19 polices.
The research suggested that antimalarial drugs such as hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine increase the risk of death and heart problems among hospitalized patients, concerning to the study the WHO and UN had temporarily paused the hydroxychloroquine trials, but they did not make any changes on COVID-19 policy. Also, the study was withdrawn over concerns about the data.
Meanwhile, WHO's Director-General announced that based on the available mortality data, the members of the committee have recommended that there are no reasons to modify the trial protocol and also suggested to continue its trial of hydroxychloroquine.
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