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By Vinershea | Apr 09, 2020 01:36 PM

Soon after US President Donald Trump thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for export of hydroxychloroquine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied to him saying, will fight COVID-19 menace together with US. The hydroxychloroquine drug is an anti-malarial drug believed effective in the treatment of coronavirus.

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Taking to social media, the American President stressed on stating that India's help during this crisis will not be forgotten. "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!" Trump tweeted. 

Soon after the post went viral and became the talk of the town, PM Modi replied to his tweet saying, "India shall do everything possible to help humanity's fight against COVID-19. We shall win this together," PM Modi tweeted.

US President also described PM Modi as "terrific" for allowing the export of the key drug. "I want to thank Prime Minister Modi of India for allowing us to have what we requested for the problem arose and he was terrific. We will remember it," Trump later told reporters at his daily White House briefing on coronavirus. 

India is currently, the largest producer of hydroxychloroquine. Not just Trump, more than 30 countries had requested India to lift the ban on the export of hydroxychloroquine. According to news agency PTI, three Gujarat-based companies would export these tablets to the US. Soon after US receiving the drug, Trump confirmed that the first shipment of a total of 29 million doses of the drug was on its way from three factories in Gujarat to the United States.

According to a report by Johns Hopkins University, the US death count, are nearly 2,000 for a second day in a row. The figure of 1,973 deaths is higher than the previous day's toll of 1,939. Currently, the total number of US fatalities are 14,695.



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