Coronavirus: Cyprus patients to be included in global trial of Japanese drug

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Twenty Cypriot Covid-19 patients have been included in a global clinical trial of Japanese antiviral influenza drug Avigan (favipiravir), the health ministry said on Tuesday.

The trial will assess Avigan’s safety and efficacy as a potential Covid-19 treatment.

Quoting Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, the Japan Times said 20 countries would be receiving the drug, including Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Iran, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

An additional 30 countries have showed interest, according to Motegi.

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