Coronavirus cure hopes have today been raised after an infected Italian man in his 70s recovered with the help of an experimental Ebola drug.

Doctors gave the unidentified 79-year-old remdesivir, which researchers around the world have tested in their desperate scramble to find a cure.
Officials in Liguria – the coastal region where the patient lives, which is south of Milan – announced he had recovered and could go home after 12 days in hospital.
The drug also showed success in a critically-ill woman in the US and 14 Americans who tested positive for the coronavirus. It comes after scientists hunting a cure for COVID-19 were dealt a blow by a failed trial of another promising drug.

The Italian man given remdesivir was hospitalized on March 7 with the coronavirus, according to local newspaper Genova Today.