Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare "Environmental maintenance that can be used if influenza drug is effective" February 22 12:26
With the spread of the new coronavirus, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato told reporters in Tokyo that Avigan, an anti-influenza drug, could be used in a wide range of medical institutions if a certain effect was confirmed as a result of verification. He showed his thoughts on preparing the environment.
Among them, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato said, "There is a drug that has been studied abroad to say that" the new coronavirus may have a certain effect. "I do not say that it is" Abigan Is one of the things we are thinking about. "
Then he said, `` We will verify whether it is effective and if it has a certain effect, we want to create a situation that can be used in a wide range of medical institutions '', and the results of the verification of the influenza drug `` Avigan '' If certain effects were confirmed, he indicated that he would prepare an environment that could be used by a wide range of medical institutions for people infected with the new coronavirus.
Minister Kato commented on the response policy that included specific countermeasures, saying, "We need to coordinate opinions not only with the government but also with local governments, medical associations, and other people, I will do it on a schedule that I can announce at the beginning of the day. "