Japan Donates for Free the Anti-Flu Drug Against COVID-19 to the Philippines

The Japanese government confirmed that they will be donating for free their Anti-Flu Drug against COVID-19 and it will be delivered to the Philippines this coming May 5, 2020.



According to the official statement release by Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, the Philippines is included in the 43 listed country that will be receiving the clinical test for the anti-COVID-19 drug Avigan.

A total of 80 countries worldwide should interest to avail the drug but the Japanese government only chooses 43 countries. Aside from the Philippines, Asian country such as Bangladesh, Laos and Qatar. The South American nation Dominican Republic was also included in the list provided by Japan.



The Japanese drug which will be provided by the Japanese government for free will be given to at least 20 up to 100 people. The project is being funded by the United Nations Office for Project Services with an estimated budget of $1 million.

The Anti-Flu drug Avigan is also known as Favipavir, and it was developed by Fujifilm Holdings Corporation.

Meanwhile in the Philippines, President Rody Duterte announced earlier that he will give P10 million reward to any Filipino who can discover the vaccine of the deadly Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19).

The Favigan anti-flu drug also known as Favipiravir is among the anti-flu drug that's being tested worldwide as a treatment for COVID-19. The Japanese government conducted clinical studies into their drug after a Chinese scientist claimed that it improved the condition of a COVID-19 patient.

Source: Abante TNT

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