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Coronavirus

Thailand scrambles for COVID-19 antiviral as vaccines run short

Bangkok to import more Favipiravir as patient numbers surge

The Thai government began converting an air cargo warehouse into a field hospital at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok on July 28 as the number of COVID-19 patients climbs.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- After a botched vaccine rollout that saw a third wave of COVID-19 wash over Thailand, the country is rushing to secure supplies of the antiviral medication Favipiravir as the number of patients and fatalities spirals higher.

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