What is sotrovimab - the COVID-19 drug the government's bought

Australia currently has drugs that treat the symptoms of COVID-19, and drugs which have been repurposed from other diseases.

Now the Federal Government has placed an early order for a new drug, sotrovimab, which works on COVID-19 virus particles in the body.

It has bought 7,700 doses of sotrovimab (pronounced so-tro-ve-mab), with an initial