A £5 drug known as dexamethasone has been found to be a silver bullet to cure coronavirus.
The virus as at today has killed over 430,000 and infected over 8 million people worldwide.
The drug, which is a steroid, reduces the risk of dying from coronavirus by a third in patients on ventilators.
A major British trial, code-named RECOVERY, has declared the drug the biggest breakthrough.
So far, there is no established cure yet for the virus.
According to Daily Mail, dexamethasone was also shown to save the lives of a fifth of Covid-19 sufferers with moderate illness receiving oxygen.
The results from the RECOVERY trial suggest the steroid can prevent death in one in eight ventilated coronavirus patients and one in 25 on oxygen.
Dexamethasone, which is given either via an injection or as a once-a-day tablet, becomes the first drug proven to treat the incurable viral disease, the Mail said