Belgium to buy 10,000 courses of Pfizer, Merck pills

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Brussels: Belgium will buy 10,000 courses each of Covid-19 pills developed by Pfizer and Merck, a spokesman for health ministry said in an emailed statement.

Belgium’s health minister said in early December that government was in talks with Merck for purchase of molnupiravir and Belgian health authorities had advised that both molnupiravir and Paxlovid, drug developed by Pfizer should be purchased.

“Both talks are finalised and we will buy 10,000 of both,” Arne Brinckman, a spokesman for the Belgian health ministry informed.–Agencies