Dr Clarence says South Africa is one of the African countries part of an international effort to test new medications for the treatment of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
According to a statement released by the World Health Organization, clinical trials are already happening in South Africa.
This is being undertaken through the nation’s participation in the Solidarity Trial announced by the World Health Organisation (WHO), recently.
This trial, which is being coordinated by WHO around the world would attempt to collect data and compare the safety and effectiveness of four treatment regimens – Remdesivir, Lopinavir/Ritonavir, Interferon beta, Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine.
No person with Covid-19 confirmed or suspected may refuse medical examination, treatment, isolation or quarantine.
South Africa has 3034 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 52 deaths.