Lopinavir / ritonavir
These are medications commonly used to treat hepatitis C, HIV and multiple sclerosis, respectively, according to RT.
The Russian Ministry of Health not only made recommendations on these drugs, but also describes how to provide treatment and in what quantities it should be taken.
These guidelines aim to have doctors follow them in all hospitals across the country.
Ribavirin was used to treat Chinese SARS in 2003, which infected more than 8,000 people and killed 774 people in 17 different countries.
The new strain of the "Corona virus" showed a great genetic similarity to SARS, where a serial comparison showed a match between them of 79.5%.