Egypt orders its first batch of remdesivir drug: Health Minister - (Egypt Independent via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Egypt's Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed announced that the country has ordered its first batch of Gilead's remdesivir, approved by the FDA as part of a new treatment protocol against the coronavirus, Egypt Independent reported on Sunday.

  • Zayed said that Egypt's updated treatment protocols are always followed up with the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • She had said previously that the WHO would cover the costs for Egypt's first remdesivir batch.

  • Zayed further noted that her ministry is continuing experimenting with plasma therapy to treat coronavirus patients.

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