RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Defense reported that there are 1.8 million chloroquine tablets in stock at the Army Laboratory. The figure represents around 18 times the drug's annual production in previous years. Chloroquine is commonly used to fight malaria and lupus.
Fernando Azevedo e Silva, the Minister of Defense, said there are no plans to produce more of this medicine.
"The chemical laboratory produces chloroquine, not because of Covid-19. It has been producing it because of malaria for a long time," Azevedo e Silva said.
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