EU buys coronavirus drug remdesivir: Live updates


EU buys coronavirus drug remdesivir: Live updates

Bloc agrees to pay $73.9m to acquire enough doses from drugmaker Gilead to treat about 30,000 patients.

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  • Mainland China has reported 101 new cases of the novel coronavirus – the highest in more than three and a half months. Of the new cases, 89 are in the far western region of Xinjiang.
  • The European Union announced that it had agreed to purchase a limited supply of the COVID-19 drug remdesivir from drugmaker Gilead.
  • Nearly 16.7 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus. Some 9.7 million patients have recovered, and more than 659,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.



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