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Large number of HCQ doses bought by US have come from India: Donald Trump

India on Tuesday allowed the export of hydroxychloroquine to the US, which has emerged as the global hotspot of Covid-19.

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Hydroxychloroquine | Coronavirus | United States

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A sizeable chunk of the 29 million doses of hydroxychloroquine bought by the US to combat the coronavirus pandemic is from India, President Donald Trump said as he praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the sale of the anti-malaria drug to treat the growing number of Covid-19 patients in America. Trump and Prime Minister Modi spoke over the phone last week.

During the call, Trump requested Modi to lift the hold on the American order of hydroxychloroquine, of which India is the major producer. Hydroxychloroquine has been identified by the US Food and Drug Administration ...

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First Published: Wed, April 08 2020. 11:51 IST
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