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Bahrain’s health ministry approves emergency use of COVID-19 medication Sotrovimab

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Bahrain’s Ministry of Health has approved the emergency use of the COVID-19 medication Sotrovimab, according to a statement issued on Thursday.

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“Sotrovimab-VIR-7831” develops “monoclonal antibodies” and will be used to treat infected adults and adolescents with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms who are at risk of their condition deteriorating and resulting in hospitalization, the health ministry said.

According to the ministry, safety and efficacy evidence demonstrates a reduction in the number of cases requiring hospitalization for more than 24 hours and a reduction in the number of fatalities by 85 percent, when administered at an early stage of treatment.

Earlier this month, Bahrain approved the emergency use for regn-cov2 medicine, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc’s and Roche’s newly authorized COVID-19 antibody combination, as part of its coronavirus treatment protocol to treat existing cases with mild and moderate symptoms.

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