Australian scientists roll out hydroxychloroquine trial.
By Sky News
Australian scientists are backing a controversial anti-malaria drug trial that is being administered to health workers across Victoria and New South Wales.
Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute are trialling hydroxychloroquine as a possible method of curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
The use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the virus faced fierce backlash around the world and was subsequently banned in multiple countries, including France, Italy and the United States.
Global concerns over the drug mounted following a decision by the World Health Organisation to halt trialing the drug due to safety concerns.
US President Donald Trump praised the drug for its effectiveness, announcing in May he took it over a two-week period.