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Anti-viral pill hoped to reduce number of admissions in Categories 4, 5

Rokiah Mahmud

Molnupiravir, an anti-viral pill administered for COVID-19 treatment in helping to reduce the number of cases for Categories 4 and 5, has been provided for a specified number of patients.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar said this in response to a question on the effectiveness of the anti-viral pill at the daily press conference yesterday.

“Only a few people have been given the anti-viral pill and it has yet to show a significant impact,” the minister said.

“However, the number of those being treated in Categories 4 and 5 is also not much.

“It is hoped that the anti-viral pill (Molnupiravir) will help reduce the number of patients being classified into those two categories,” he said.

The number of new confirmed cases yesterday showed a decline, with 775 cases for the first time this month.

The minister added, “We express our gratitude and are aware that the success is due to not only the government’s efforts but also from everyone’s prayers.”

The minister hoped the number of new cases will decrease and prayed that everyone will be protected by Allah the Almighty.

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