With such a consistent increase in recoveries, the gap between recovered patients and active COVID-19 cases currently stands at 5,29,271. Active cases (5,65,103) are under medical supervision, it said.

According to the clinical management protocol for COVID-19, the HCQ has been described as 'repurposed or off-label therapy

With 10,386 patients having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the total number of recovered patients has gone up to 2,04,710 and the recovery rate has increased to 53.79 per cent from 52.96 per cent.

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has recently given approval to Remdesivir for "restricted emergency use" on severely ill hospitalised coronavirus patients.

In its revised advisory, IMCR has approved the use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a preventive therapy against Coronavirus to asymptomatic health workers and asymptomatic frontline workers.

Trump was responding to a question about whether he was considering a travel ban on Latin America, Brazil in particular.

"Our fatality rate in the country continues to be around 3.3 per cent and the recovery rate has climbed up to 29.9 per cent, these are very good indicators," Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said.

— Dr K K Aggarwal 633 : Off label use of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in COVID 19 A plea seeking...

Modi govt has decided to donate these drugs to SAARC nations, countries in Africa and Latin America. Here the amount would be in smaller countries, unlike commercial sale to US & European countries.

Earllier, Donald Trump had warned of "retaliation" if India did not agree to export hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug which is being tested as a coronavirus cure.