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Mar 22, 2022 07:57 PM
CHINA

Pfizer Covid Drug Deployed in Virus-Hit Chinese Province For the First Time

Medical workers work at a nucleic acid sampling site in a residential community in Jilin city, Northeast China's Jilin province, on March 21. Photo: VCG
Medical workers work at a nucleic acid sampling site in a residential community in Jilin city, Northeast China's Jilin province, on March 21. Photo: VCG

Northeast China’s Jilin province has started treating Covid patients with Pfizer Inc.’s new Covid-19 pill, Paxlovid, the first time that the Covid-19 oral drug has been used on the Chinese mainland, as it battles an omicron outbreak which has already surpassed 20,000 cases.

A batch of 10,000 packs of the imported antiviral drug reached the provincial capital Changchun on Sunday night, 60% of which were distributed to hospitals across the province for clinical treatment, Zhang Li, vice head of the provincial health commission, told a Tuesday press conference.

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