Abu Dhabi approves new COVID medication

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A new COVID-19 medication has been approved in Abu Dhabi for the treatment of mild to moderate cases and those who have had direct contact with a patient.

The emirate's Department of Health (DoH) has partnered with Swiss healthcare company Roche to provide casirivimab and imdevimab to certain categories of patients.

The antibody combination has already been approved in the European Union and Japan, and conditionally approved in the UK and Australia.

It is also authorised for emergency use in the United States, India, Switzerland and Canada, and is recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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