India announced that it would supply the main drugs that are most affected by the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19), which are being tested as a possible treatment for the virus, hours after the warnings of US President Donald Trump at a press conference held in the White House yesterday, For New Delhi, if India does not agree to the export of hydroxychloroquine, which many believe is effective in treating the Coronavirus.
India had imposed an export ban on hydroxychloroquine, used to treat malaria, and Trump described it as likely to change the rules of the game in the fight against the emerging coronavirus.
India's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Anuraj Srivastava, said in a statement yesterday that because of the magnitude of the epidemic, India has always stressed that the international community "must show strong solidarity and cooperation." He added, "Given the humanitarian aspects of the epidemic, it has been decided that India will authorize the export of paracetamol and hydroxychloroquine, in quantities suitable for all neighboring countries, which depend on its capabilities."
At the same time, he explained that the export of the hydroxychloroquine and paracetamol drugs was to be allowed, based on stock availability, after meeting local requirements and existing obligations.
India has lifted restrictions on the export of 14 drugs, and the spokesperson indicated that India will also provide essential drugs to some of the countries hit hard by the epidemic. Trump had called the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and asked him for supplies of hydroxychloroquine, and then the Indian authorities then began to review the decision to suspend its export.
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