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Some 600,000 COVID antiviral-pill treatments on the way

Distribution to regions to start next week

(ANSA) - ROME, JAN 28 - The office of Italy's COVID-19 Emergency Commissioner Francesco Figliuolo said Friday that enough doses of the Paxlovid pill to treat COVID-19 have been ordered this year for 600,000 treatments thanks a contract with Pfizer.
    It said the first batch of 11,200 treatments will arrive next week and they will be distributed to the nation's regions.
    Paxlovid is the first antiviral medicine to be given by mouth that is recommended in the EU for treating COVID-19 (ANSA).
   

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