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Updated: Apr 5, 2020


Janssen has announced that there was no clinical or pharmacological evidence available which suggests the use of darunavir against novel coronavirus. The company has announced that it has assessed the in-vitro antiviral activity of darunavir. However, the compound has no activity against SARS-CoV-2.

The company has also announced that it is testing other antivirals for the activity against the novel coronavirus.

Are you working from home?

Ministry of Health, Italy, has some suggestions for you.

Ministry of Health recommended calorie intake as follows:

  • Breakfast: 20%

  • Morning snack 5%

  • Lunch 40%

  • Afternoon snack 5%

  • Dinner 30%

Practical tips

  • Drink plenty of water

  • Limit the use of salt and sugar

  • Consume foods that provide at least 25 grams of dietary fiber per day

  • Includes milk or yogurt in the breakfast and a baked product

  • Avoid skipping meals

  • Consume at least five portions a day between fruit and vegetables (preferably 2 of fruit and 3 of vegetables)

  • Fruit juice, even 100%, never replaces fresh fruit

  • Consume cereals (bread, pasta, rice, etc.) daily

  • Eat fish at least 2-3 times a week, fresh or frozen

  • Prefer white meat, and reduce the consumption of red meat

  • Limit consumption of high-fat foods, salt, sugar, and sugary drinks

  • There is no safe and recommendable for alcohol. For good health, it is better to avoid alcohol

Physical activity for children

  • Infants (under one year of life) should move several times a day

  • 1-2-year-olds should spend at least 180 minutes in moderate to vigorous physical activity

  • 3-4-year-olds should spend at least 180 minutes in movement. They should be engaged in different types of physical activity, including at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity activity

  • Children and adolescents aged between 5 and 17 should practice at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity of moderate to vigorous intensity