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To fight COVID-19, Japan to give countries with FREE Fujifilm Avigan drug

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Remember the Avigan drug that is said to be effective with people infected with the deadly Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)? The Japanese government is planning to give it to nations hit by the pandemic for FREE!
To fight COVID-19, Japan to give countries with FREE Fujifilm Avigan drug
Fujifilm Avigan

Japan will give nations the amount of drug they need, FREE of charge

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday that the government has so far received requests for the drug from about 30 countries.

He added that it will provide each of those nations with the amount of the drug they need, free of charge.

To recall, researchers in China said that the anti-flu Avigan drug made by Fujifilm Toyama Chemical Co. Ltd proved to be effective in clinical trials on people with Coronavirus. 

Fujifilm Toyama Chemical Co. Ltd is the subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings Corporation. Fujifilm is a well-known Japanese multinational photography and imaging company.

Suga also noted that country is also planning to expand the clinical trials of Avigan while having discussions with the countries that placed the requests.

The report also said that the clinical trials of Avigan are now underway in Japan to examine the effectiveness and safety of the drug for potential use in treating symptoms caused by the new Coronavirus strain.

Reportedly, the German government plans to procure millions of packs of Avigan to treat Coronavirus patients with severe illness.

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Source: NHK World-Japan
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