‘Will Not Be Forgotten’: Trump Thanks Modi For Supplying Hydroxychloroquine To US

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US President Donald Trump thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the export of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) – an anti-malaria drug which is seen as key in the treatment of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Trump said in a tweet, “Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends. Thank you India and the Indian people for the decision on HCQ. Will not be forgotten! Thank you Prime Minister @NarendraModi for your strong leadership in helping not just India, but humanity, in this fight!”

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1247950299408498693

Responding to Trump’s tweet, Modi said that India shall do everything possible to win the fight against COVID-19.

Times like these bring friends closer. The India-US partnership is stronger than ever. We shall win this together,” Modi wrote in a tweet.

India has decided to lift a partial ban on the export of hydroxychloroquine to several countries hit by the coronavirus pandemic on a “case-by-case basis”.

The US President has earlier requested Prime Minister Modi to release the amount of hydroxychloroquine ordered by the US to treat COVID-19 patients and later hinted that India may face retaliation.

Trump also accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of being biased bias toward China during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump also threatened to cut US funding to the WHO and said the UN Health Organization issued bad advice during the virus outbreak.

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