Russia on Thursday expanded the list of drugs recommended to treat the coronavirus infection in adults.

In addition to antimalarial drug Mefloquine and anti-AIDS Lopinavir/ritonavir, found effective against coronavirus earlier, the Health Ministry has added in the list Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine, Azithromycin, Nadroparin, Tocilizumab, recombinant interferon alpha and recombinant interferon beta-1b.

Meanwhile, the doctors in Moscow carried out plasma transfusion from the recovered patients, containing antibodies against COVID-19, to seven patients in hope the antibodies will defeat the virus.

Russia recorded 1,459 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, a new daily high, taking the total number to more

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