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The Minister of health of great Britain praised the work dexamethasone

The Minister of health of great Britain Matt Hancock praised the work of scientists involved in studies of the steroid dexamethasone, which can help in the treatment COVID-19.

"Scientists have done a wonderful job... It's really very good progress, this is one of the best news of all is that we received over the entire period of this crisis," said Hancock, the TV channel Sky News.

He added that studies of the drug took 25 million pounds (more than 31,3 million).

According to the findings of the Oxford study, anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone reduces the risk of death of patients connected to the ventilator, 35% among patients on oxygen treatment - by 20%. The drug in Britain costs about five pounds. The UK government on Tuesday has approved dexamethasone for the treatment of COVID-19 and claims to be the world's first cure for coronavirus.

The Director General of the world health organization tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus called "scientific breakthrough" results of clinical trials of the drug.

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