Medicines taken by 6.6million people with high blood pressure and diabetes could raise the risk of deadly coronavirus symptoms, scientists claim

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  • ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers may lead to worse illness
  • Patients should not stop taking their medication unless their doctor says so 
  • The pills increase amounts of an enzyme the coronavirus uses to infect the body
  • Experts said patients with high blood pressure or diabetes should be monitored
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

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