Coronavirus live news: US buys nearly all global remdesivir stocks as Brazil deaths near 60,000
Three asylum seekers at camp near US border test positive for coronavirus; UN asks for nearly $10bn in aid for Syria; Greece faces ‘huge difficulties’ when flights resume. Follow the latest updates
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- US buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivir
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South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reports that South Korea has started providing remdesivir to patients for coronavirus treatment.
The drug has been used to treat Ebola.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said the medication developed by US pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences Inc. will be used for Covid-19 patients with severe symptoms.
The KCDC said it signed an agreement with Gilead Sciences, with details of the imported amount and price not to be disclosed.
Three asylum seekers have tested positive for coronavirus in a sprawling border encampment, marking the first cases in a settlement that advocates have long viewed as vulnerable amid the pandemic, Reuters reports.
Since confirmed cases of coronavirus in Mexico began rising in March, advocates and government officials have worried about the potential for an outbreak in the Matamoros camp, where an estimated 2,000 migrants live in tents on the banks of the Rio Grande river.
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