Director Basic of the World Well being Group (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks throughout a information convention on the state of affairs of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020.Denis Balibouse | ReutersThe World Well being Group on Monday quickly suspended its trial of hydroxycholoroquine, the drug backed by President Donald Trump to fight the lethal coronavirus, over security issues.”The Govt Group has applied a momentary pause of the hydroxychloroquine arm inside the Solidarity Trial whereas the protection information is reviewed by the Knowledge Security Monitoring Board,” WHO Director-Basic Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus informed reporters at a information briefing. “The opposite arms of the trial are persevering with,” Tedros mentioned. “This concern pertains to the usage of hydroxychloroquine and chloraquine in Covid-19. I want to reiterate that these medication are accepted as typically protected to be used in sufferers with autoimmune ailments or malaria.”Hydroxychloroquine, which Trump has repeatedly touted as a possible sport changer in combating the coronavirus, is an anti-malarial drug that is additionally utilized by docs to deal with rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.Quite a few scientific trials want to see if it is efficient in combating Covid-19, however it isn’t a confirmed remedy.However regardless of the dearth of scientific proof presenting hydroxychloroquine as a viable coronavirus remedy choice, Trump informed reporters earlier this month that he has been taking the drug to keep away from contracting the illness. “I occur to be taking it,” Trump mentioned throughout a roundtable occasion on the White Home.He has since completed taking the drug, he mentioned, NBC Information reported. “Completed, simply completed,” he mentioned in an interview that aired on Sinclair Broadcasting on Sunday. “And by the way in which, I am nonetheless right here.””Quite a lot of good issues have come out. You would be stunned at how many individuals are taking it, particularly the front-line staff. Earlier than you catch it. The front-line staff, many, many are taking it.”The White Home declined to remark. The Division of Well being and Human Providers didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from CNBC.The outbreak has unfold to dozens of nations, with greater than 5.four million confirmed circumstances worldwide and over 345,059 deaths, based on information from Johns Hopkins College. There are at the very least 1.6 million circumstances in the US and at the very least 97,000 deaths, based on the newest tallies.