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Russian hospitals received the first batch of the drug from COVID-19
The first batch of Avifavir, intended for the treatment of coronavirus, was delivered to Russian hospitals. So far he was brought to the Moscow, Leningrad, Novgorod, Kirov and Nizhny Novgorod regions, Yekaterinburg and the Republic of Tatarstan.
According to the press service of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, in June, 60 thousand courses of the drug will be delivered to hospitals, if necessary, production can be increased to two million courses per year. In addition to the Russian regions, applications for Avifavir came from 10 countries.
The Russian medicine was created on the basis of the Japanese drug Favipiravira, which was originally created for the treatment of influenza. According to the developers, during clinical trials, not everyone, but in most patients taking the medicine, the temperature decreased faster, and the coronavirus test became negative after four days of treatment.