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King grants 200,000 Favipiravir tablets for Covid-19 patients behind bars


His Majesty the King graciously granted 200,000 Favipiravir tablets to the Department of Corrections director-general, Ayut Sinthopphan, in a private audience on Wednesday.

The Palace has said His Majesty personally funded the purchase of the medication, which will be used to treat inmates who have contracted Covid-19.

As of May 31, a total of 26,602 Covid-19 patients were confirmed in 13 prisons nationwide. Of them, 10,078 have recovered, while nine have died so far.

Meanwhile, no infections have been reported in 119 prisons.

King grants 200,000 Favipiravir tablets for Covid-19 patients behind bars

According to the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation, each Covid-19 patient requires up to 70 tablets of Favipiravir before they fully recover.

Published : June 02, 2021

By : THE NATION