Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that Russia has exported thousands of doses of medicines to Venezuela in order to treat coronavirus.
In a televised speech on Sunday evening, Maduro said: “The powerful antiviral drug Favilavir has arrived from Russia. It has a very impressive effectiveness in treating critical patients.”
Maduro showed a box of Russian Favilavir drug, which was designed on the basis of Japan’s Faviperavir.
He stated: “Thousands of doses have come from Russia to save lives.”
The Venezuelan President stressed that the distribution of the drug to his country’s citizens would be done on a free basis.
In early October, Venezuelan authorities received the first batch of the Russian vaccine against the disease, and Caracas announced that about 1,000 people in the country would participate in clinical tests for it.