A multi-centre randomized open label trial on the safety and efficacy of chloroquine for the treatment of hospitalized adults with laboratory confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection in Vietnam

This study in Vietnam will evaluate whether chloroquine decreases the SARS-CoV-2 viral load in adults hospitalized with lab-confirmed COVID-19.

Primary objective: To assess if Chloroquine results in a more rapid decline in viral load in throat/nose swabs in patients with COVID-19


Type of study: Phase II trial, therapeutics


Treatment tested: Chloroquine


Countries: Vietnam


Number of sites: 5


Sample size: 240


Study participants: Hospitalized adults with laboratory confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection


Study status: Recruiting


Principal investigators

  • Dr Vinh Chau, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Prof. Jeremy Day, University of Oxford, UK


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Last updated: July 2020



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