Corona news.

The number of additional confirmed cases reached 300,000 for two days in a row.

The government said that the number of confirmed cases is gradually decreasing after the peak.

However, as the number of severe cases and deaths may increase over the next two to three weeks, the government has decided to bring in 460,000 edible medicines before next month.

First of all, this is reporter Park Jae-hyun.


MSD's edible corona treatment 'Lagebrio' has arrived at a pharmacy in Yangcheon-gu, Seoul.

The first 20,000 servings in Korea were delivered in one day, and full-scale prescription is expected to start tomorrow (the 26th).

The day after tomorrow, 80,000 more people will come in.

The existing oral treatment, Paxrovid, will also be added.

[Kim Bu-gyeom/Prime Minister: (Pax Lovid) is saying that the contract to introduce the April volume agreed with Pfizer as soon as possible, and in addition, the contract to introduce additional volume in early April is in the final stage.]

40,000 arrived today The plan is to introduce an additional 360,000 servings by the end of next month, including 4,000 servings. Combined with the two edible treatments, it is 460,000 servings.

It is to increase the volume of introduction and advance the timing.

Inventory is in the same day in two weeks, because 300,000 to 400,000 confirmed cases are pouring in a day.

The government judged that the number of confirmed cases had peaked and turned to a gradual decline.

[Lee Ki-il/Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters 1st Controller: Probably around last Thursday, about 620,000 almost peaked (judging), and after passing the peak of the epidemic, it is showing a gentle decrease.

] It is likely to increase over the next two or three weeks.

To reduce the severity of the disease, it is important to prescribe more and faster oral medications for high-risk groups, such as those over the age of 60.

The government is also considering exchanging medicines for consumption with foreign countries, such as vaccines, if necessary.

(Video editing: Lee So-young)