Coronavirus: ‘Whole array’ of drugs being tested as COVID-19 treatments – as UK confirms remdesivir stock

More cheap drugs are being looked into as potential coronavirus treatments, one expert has told Sky News, while the government has confirmed it has enough stocks of the promising remdesivir despite fears of a global shortage.

The US bought nearly the entire global supply of remdesivir, which has been proven to help some COVID-19 patients recover faster and was tested by UK volunteers.

There were fears this could leave the UK with a limited supply, but the Department of Health has said it had secured supplies of the Ebola drug in advance and had enough to treat every NHS patient who needs it.

In addition, Dr Andrew Hill, senior visiting research fellow at the University of Liverpool, has told Sky News there are a number of alternative drugs which appear promising.

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