Coronavirus: Shashi Tharoor On Trump “Openly Threatening” India Over Export Of Drug

Coronavirus: Shashi Tharoor On Trump 'Openly Threatening' India Over Export Of Drug

COVID-19: Shashi Tharoor has criticised Donald Trump’s remarks on “retaliation” over the drug issue.

New Delhi:

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has criticised Donald Trump’s remarks that the US may consider a “retaliation” if India does not agree to export hydroxychloroquine, a key anti-malaria drug believed by many to be effective in the treatment of coronavirus.

“I would be surprised if he (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) would, you know, because India does very well with the United States,” Mr Trump said at a White House press briefing on Monday, when a reporter asked whether he was worried about “retaliation to the US ban on export of medical goods” from India.

“I don’t like that decision, I didn’t hear that that was his decision. I know that he stopped it for other countries. I spoke to him yesterday, we had a very good talk and we’ll see whether or not that’s his… For many years, they’ve been taken advantage of the United States on trade. So I would be surprised if that were his decision. He’d have to tell me that. I spoke to him Sunday morning, called him, and I said, we’d appreciate you allowing our supply to come out. If he doesn’t allow it to come out. That would be OK. But of course, there may be retaliation. Why wouldn’t there be,” the US President said.

Shashi Tharoor, who had spent many years at the United Nations and was the under-secretary general, hit out at the American President, saying the US will get the hydroxychloroquine supply when “India decides to sell it to you”.

“Never in my decades of experience in world affairs have I heard a Head of State or Government openly threatening another like this. What makes Indian hydroxychloroquine “our supply”, Mr President? It only becomes your supply when India decides to sell it to you,” Mr Tharoor tweeted.

Hours after Mr Trump’s remarks and amid rising pressure over the export of the key drug, the government today said India “will supply essential drugs to some nations badly affected” by COVID-19.

The ban came after India curbed the export of 26 pharmaceutical ingredients and the medicines made from the US, including paracetamol – a common pain reliever also sold as acetaminophen. Some of those restrictions have since been relaxed.

World

13,48,541Cases

9,88,845Active

2,84,858Recovered

74,838Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 184 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 13,48,541 and 74,838 have died; 9,88,845 are active cases and 2,84,858 have recovered as on April 7, 2020 at 11:31 am.

India

4,421 354Cases

3,981 315Active

326 34Recovered

114 5Deaths

In India, there are 4,421 confirmed cases including 114 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,981 and 326 have recovered as on April 7, 2020 at 9:00 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai246

Pune58

Mumbai Suburban41

Sangli24

Thane19

Nagpur15

Ahmednagar12

Raigad5

Palghar5

Latur5

Buldhana4

Yavatmal4

Satara3

Ratnagiri2

Osmanabad2

Aurangabad2

Amravati1

Nashik1

Kolhapur1

Sindhudurg1

Jalgaon1

Washim1

Gondia1

Details Awaited*294

748

647

56

45

DistrictCases

Chennai78

Coimbatore48

Tirunelveli31

Dindigul27

Erode26

Namakkal22

Theni15

Madurai13

Karur12

Tiruppur9

Tiruchirappalli9

Thiruvarur9

Salem8

Villupuram8

Thiruvallur7

Thoothukudi6

Cuddalore6

Tiruvannamalai6

Sivaganga5

Virudhunagar5

Nagapattinam5

Kanniyakumari5

Kanchipuram5

Vellore3

The Nilgiris2

Thanjavur2

Ramanathapuram2

Ariyalur1

Ranipet1

Chengalpattu1

Details Awaited*244

621 50

608 50

8

5

DistrictCases

South109

South West16

East11

West11

North East9

North West9

South East9

New Delhi6

North6

Central4

Shahdara4

Details Awaited*329

523

497

19

7

DistrictCases

Kasaragod121

Kannur47

Ernakulam22

Pathanamthitta14

Thiruvananthapuram12

Malappuram8

Thrissur7

Kozhikode6

Idukki5

Palakkad5

Kottayam3

Wayanad3

Alappuzha2

Kollam2

Details Awaited*70

327 13

267 10

58 3

2

DistrictCases

Hyderabad55

Warangal Urban12

Medchal Malkajgiri9

Ranga Reddy7

Karimnagar5

Mahabubnagar4

Kamareddy4

Bhadradri Kothagudem4

Nalgonda3

Sangareddy2

Nizamabad2

Jogulamba Gadwal2

Suryapet1

Mulugu1

Nagarkurnool1

Jangoan1

Mahabubabad1

Medak1

Details Awaited*206

321

280

34

7

DistrictCases

Gautam Buddha Nagar28

Agra13

Meerut12

Lucknow7

Ghaziabad6

Ghazipur3

Varanasi3

Baghpat2

Moradabad2

Bareilly1

Jaunpur1

Kanpur Nagar1

Kheri1

Pilibhit1

Shamli1

Details Awaited*223

305

281

21

3

DistrictCases

Jaipur36

Bhilwara23

Jodhpur19

Jhunjhunu11

Tonk10

Churu7

Ajmer5

Bharatpur4

Dungarpur3

Alwar3

Pratapgarh2

Sikar1

Udaipur1

Jaisalmer1

Pali1

Nagaur1

Dholpur1

Dausa1

Banswara1

Details Awaited*157

288 14

264 11

21

3 3

DistrictCases

Krishna10

Visakhapatnam3

Chittoor2

East Godavari1

Guntur1

Spsr Nellore1

Prakasam1

Details Awaited*247

266 40

262 40

1

3

DistrictCases

Indore93

Bhopal10

Jabalpur7

Ujjain6

Gwalior2

Morena2

Shivpuri2

Details Awaited*43

165

156

0

9

DistrictCases

Bengaluru Urban47

Mysuru20

Chikballapur10

Bidar10

Uttar Kannad10

Dakshin Kannad6

Kalaburagi5

Ballari4

Udupi3

Belagavi3

Bengaluru Rural2

Davangere2

Bagalkot1

Dharwad1

Tumakuru1

Kodagu1

Chitradurga1

Details Awaited*24

151

135

12

4

DistrictCases

Ahmadabad36

Surat11

Gandhinagar9

Vadodara9

Rajkot7

Bhavnagar5

Porbandar3

Gir Somnath2

Kachchh1

Mahesana1

Panch Mahals1

Botad1

Details Awaited*58

144

110

22

12

DistrictCases

Srinagar21

Bandipora11

Badgam7

Udhampur4

Jammu3

Rajauri3

Baramulla2

Pulwama2

Shopian2

Details Awaited*54

109

103

4

2

DistrictCases

Kolkata15

Nadia5

Hooghly4

24 Paraganas North3

Medinipur East3

24 Paraganas South2

Howrah2

Medinipur West1

Details Awaited*56

91 11

75 8

13 3

3

DistrictCases

Gurugram29

Faridabad9

Palwal6

Panipat4

Sirsa3

Ambala2

Panchkula2

Nuh2

Bhiwani1

Hisar1

Karnal1

Rohtak1

Sonipat1

Details Awaited*28

90 6

64 6

25

1

DistrictCases

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar18

S.a.s Nagar13

Amritsar6

Hoshiarpur6

Jalandhar6

Ludhiana4

Mansa2

Faridkot1

Patiala1

Pathankot1

Details Awaited*18

76

66

4

6

DistrictCases

Patna5

Munger4

Saharsa2

Begusarai1

Lakhisarai1

Nalanda1

Siwan1

Details Awaited*17

32

31

0

1

DistrictCases

Dehradun6

Pauri Garhwal1

Details Awaited*24

31 5

26 4

5 1

0

DistrictCases

Marigaon2

Karimganj1

Nalbari1

Details Awaited*22

26

26

0

0

DistrictCases

Khordha3

Details Awaited*18

21

19

2

0

DistrictCases

Chandigarh16

Details Awaited*2

18

18

0

0

DistrictCases

Leh Ladakh11

Kargil2

Details Awaited*1

14

4

10

0

DistrictCases

Kangra3

Details Awaited*10

13

10

2

1

DistrictCases

Raipur4

Bilaspur1

Durg1

Rajnandgaon1

Details Awaited*3

10

2

8

0

DistrictCases

North And Middle Andaman7

South Andamans3

10

10

0

0

DistrictCases

North Goa2

South Goa1

Details Awaited*4

7

7

0

0

DistrictCases

Mahe1

Details Awaited*4

5

4

1

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*4

4

4

0

0

DistrictCases

Imphal West1

Details Awaited*1

2

2

0

0

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*1

1 1

1 1

0

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*1

1

1

0

0

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