China approves two domestically developed COVID medicine

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has authorized two domestically developed oral medicines for COVID-19 sufferers with delicate signs, the Nationwide Medical Merchandise Administration stated on Sunday.

The medicine, used for treating grownup sufferers with delicate to average COVID-19 infections, have been developed by Simcere Pharmaceutical Group <2096. HK> and a unit of Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co Ltd, the administration stated in an announcement on its web site.

China deserted its stringent “zero COVID” coverage in early December after protests in opposition to it, permitting folks to journey and the virus to unfold quickly all through the nation, boosting demand for COVID therapies.

(Reporting by Kevin Yao; Enhancing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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