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[South Korea] Govt. to lower age of eligibility for COVID-19 treatment pills from 65 to 60: PM

[South Korea] Govt. to lower age of eligibility for COVID-19 treatment pills from 65 to 60: PM

FRIDAY, January 21, 2022

The government will lower the age of eligibility for COVID-19 treatment pills from 65 to 60 to better contain the spread of the omicron variant, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Friday.

Kim announced the measure during a COVID-19 response meeting held a day after President Moon Jae-in said omicron has become the dominant strain in the country.

The first batch of Pfizer Inc.'s COVID-19 treatment pills arrived in the country last week to be administered first to those with compromised immune systems and those aged 65 and above. (Yonhap)