‘Thank you India’: Trump praises PM Modi’s strong leadership for hydroxychloroquine

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.

Written by April 9, 2020 08:17

New Delhi: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday thanked India after the government allowed the United States to buy 29 million doses of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug believed effective in the treatment of coronavirus.

“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!” the American President tweeted.

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.

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On Wednesday, Mr 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, reports news agency PTI.