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The Ministry of Health will propose to the Council of Ministers to extend the epidemic situation by 4 to 6 months. The current horizon is November 30. In December we are waiting for deliveries of drugs against COVID.
This was announced by the line minister Stoycho Katsarov today, having previously reported the result of the implementation of the current measures.
At the same time, the procedures for the supply of the antiviral pill of the Merck company are progressing
Merck said it is asking for authorisation for the capsules to treat infected adults who are at risk of progressing to severe Covid-19 disease or hospitalisation
Pfizer announced today it has started a mid-to-late-stage study testing its oral antiviral drug for the prevention of Covid-19 infection among those who have been exposed to the virus, news wires reported. The company and its rivals, such as US-based Merck and Swiss Roche, have been racing to develop the first antiviral pill for Covid-19.
President Joe Biden said Tuesday the United States would have sufficient vaccine supply by the end of May to inoculate the entire US adult population.
"We're now on track to have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May," said Biden -- who had previously forecast it would take until the end of July to amass that many doses.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila attended on Saturday, within the visit that she is paying to Washington, D.C., a working lunch together with representatives of the US companies which have investments in Romania and, on this occasion, she reconfirmed our country's desire to strengthen the economic dimension of the Strategic Partnership with the US.