UAE first country in world to receive maiden shipment of new revolutionary anti-COVID medication

The world’s newest anti-viral treatment for COVID-19, Sotrovimab, is now available for early treatment. The medication arrived in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, making the UAE the first country and Abu Dhabi the first city in the world to receive this drug.

Sotrovimab is an antibody treatment that is delivered intravenously. It is a therapy, not a vaccine. It is hailed as a game-changer by doctors.

Sotrovimab can be used to treat adults and children above the age of 12 who meet certain criteria and are at risk of progressing to severe COVID-19, as per protocols that have been developed by the National Scientific Committee.

Studies have shown the medicine to prevent hospitalisation and death in 85% of early selected treatment cases and can work on all known variations to date.