GPs set to prescribe oral antivirals for COVID-19 from this week

Initially, the drugs will be limited to their patients in aged care

GPs will be able to prescribe the new oral antivirals for COVID-19 by the end of this week — but only for their aged care patients.

Professor Michael Kidd.

The first batches of the drugs arrived in Australia last week.

Officials have promised that aged care homes with current COVID-19 outbreaks — some 1176 across Australia — will receive deliveries of