A Japanese drug used to treat new strains of the flu has shown promise in being effective against the coronavirus in clinical trials.
Infected patients who were given the drug in Wuhan and Shenzhen tested negative for the coronavirus after a median of four days, compared with a median of 11 days for those who were not treated with the drug
In my country, 15,000 persons have to return from the hot spot areas for Coronavirus of Spain and Italy. A few days ago, a sport team traveled to the hot spot of Milan, and 1/3 returned infected but without Symptoms. People who arrives to my country from other countries are inmediately quarantine, but several times they violate the quarantine presenting a risk for other people.
Could a drug used to treat patients of a infectious disease, be used preventively in possible asymptomatic patients?