COVID-19: Canadian officials provide update following Pfizer antiviral pill approval | LIVE

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Canadian Procurement Minister Filomena Tassi and Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos are expected to provide an update Monday following the announcement that Health Canada approved Pfizer’s Paxlovid COVID-19 antiviral pill.

Paxlovid has been approved for use in adults 18 and older who are positive for COVID-19 and are experiencing mild or moderate illness, or who are at high risk of becoming more seriously ill, Health Canada said.

Last month, the federal government announced it signed a purchase agreement with Pfizer to buy up to one million courses of its treatment, pending regulatory approval. Officials also announced a purchase agreement with Merck, maker of oral treatment Molnupiravir, to buy up to 500,000 courses of its treatment, with an option to add 500,000 more pending approval.

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