COVID-19 | Ivermectin can now be prescribed legally

File: Ivermectin has been the subject of debate since it was touted as a potential treatment for COVID-19. AFP/Luis Robayo

JOHANNESBURG - It is now legal to use Ivermectin to treat COVID-19.

In January, Dr Naseeba Kathrada was one of 700 doctors who wrote a letter to the President, calling for the go-ahead to use the drug.

READ: Agreement reached between AfriForum and SAPHRA over Ivermectin

Kathrada says the drug can be used for prophylaxis, in the early treatment of COVID-19 patients. 

Meanwhile, the Department of Health has reported 756 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa.

A total of 79 more COVID-19 related deaths take SA's death toll to 53,111.

The department has also reported 1,479,821 recoveries, keeping the country's recovery rate at 95 percent.


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