Japan approves GSK’s Sotrovimab COVID-19 antibody treatment

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan has approved GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Vir Biotechnology (NASDAQ:VIR)’s Sotrovimab as an antibody treatment for coronavirus, Health Minister Norihisa Tamura said on Monday.

The antibody treatment is for mild to moderate COVID-19 cases which do not require oxygen supplementation, GSK said when it applied for fast-track approval this month.