Russian Health Ministry Approves First Domestic Drug for COVID-19

Sputnik, 30.05.2020

MOSCOW, May 30 (Sputnik) - The Russian Health Ministry has approved the first domestic drug, called Avifavir, for treating coronavirus patients, according to a new entry to the national drug registry.

The medicine was developed by the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a sovereign wealth fund, and ChemRar, a Russian pharmaceutical investment and R&D group.