"A government decree has been signed to expand the list of vital and essential drugs (vital and essential drugs), it includes a number of drugs related to the treatment of a new coronavirus infection," RIA Novosti quotes the words of Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko.

He recalled that the ministry has registered drugs for the treatment of a new infection.

For example, this is the antiviral drug Favipiravir, which is already approved in hospitals.

He noted that today the registration of the maximum prices for drugs is underway.

Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of Health of Russia updated the temporary recommendations for the treatment of coronavirus infection COVID-19, including favipiravir in the list of antiviral drugs approved for outpatient use.