The National Task Force for Covid-19 constituted by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) recommends the use of hydroxychloroquine for people at high risk of contracting coronavirus infection. India has recently given this tablet hydroxychloroquine to America.
The Union Ministry of Health issued an advisory on anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine or HCQ, citing a number of drugs that can treat Covid-19.
Hydroxychloroquine is a drug used to prevent and treat malaria. There is no specific anti-viral drug against Covid-19. In preclinical laboratory studies only, HCQ was found to be effective against coronavirus. Only in exceptional circumstances, and only for the protection of high risk individuals.