The United States President Donald Trump took to Twitter to inform his American population about the request he has made to Prime Minister Modi to release the export of Hydroxychloroquine.
While the medical experts and scientists across the world are on the race to find a cure or a vaccine to the COVID-19 disease, France and America have passionately pushed the anti-malaria drug as an urgent and yet effective cure. Although Dr. Anthony Fauci denied the reports as merely anecdotal, President Trump has extensively advocated for the drug.
FDA approves Hydroxychloroquine
Following a quick approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration, the malaria drug along with the combination of some other drugs are already being used to treat 1,500 patients in New York. According to Trump’s administration, the initial results are positive. In the coming weeks, the United States is projected to have 100,000 to 200,000 deaths due to the novel coronavirus. The infection is spreading like a wildfire in the United States.
On Saturday, India has ordered 10 million Hydroxychloroquine doses. India is among the countries that are the highest producer of the drug. India’s Directorate General to Foreign Trade banned the export of Hydroxychloroquine on 25th of March but certain exports on humanitarian grounds can be allowed on a case by case basis.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted about a phone call he and President Trump shared. He informed people through Twitter that India and the United States have collaborated to deploy full strength to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of confirmed cases in the United States has crossed the 300,000 mark with New York alone has more confirmed cases than China. The United States has reported over 8,000 deaths. 14,825 have successfully recovered and have been discharged from the hospital.
India has seen a huge spike in the past week as it reported 2,000 confirmed cases in the last week. With 99 deaths and 229 recovered, India saw the highest testing in a day on Saturday with 10,000 samples. The world, as a collective, isn’t showing a pretty picture too. The number of deaths is around 64,000 with 229,000 recovered of a million cases reported so far.