Scientists in Australia have found an already existing drug that kills COVID-19 in the laboratory within 48 hours.
The drug, Ivermectin, is used to treat head lice and is available all over the world.
Researchers at Monash University found that a single dose of Ivermectin stops the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture.
But the research is in its early stages and Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug, has not yet been tested on persons infected with COVID-19.
According to British tabloid Daily Mail, the next step is for scientists to determine the correct human dosage, to make sure the level used in vitro is safe for humans.