Taiwan allows import of anti-viral drug remdesivir - (Taiwan News via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Saturday that it is allowing the import of remdesivir for the treatment of severe cases of COVID-19, Taiwan News reported.

  • According to officials, the country is following the US and Japan, which approved emergency use of the drug against the coronavirus in early May.

  • The CECC said that remdesivir treatment will only be allowed to last for 10 days, with close monitoring for side effects and registration required for each case.

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