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“Will Not Be Forgotten”: Trump Thanks India For Allowing Key Drug Export

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'Will Not Be Forgotten': Trump Thanks India For Allowing Key Drug Export

COVID-19 Cases: Donald Trump has been widely criticised for initially downplaying the virus.

Highlights

  • Extraordinary times require closer cooperation between friends: Trump
  • He had warned of “retaliation” if India didn’t agree to export the drug
  • Anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine being tested as a coronavirus cure

Washington:

Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, thanking 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.

“I want to thank Prime Minister Modi of India for allowing us to have what we requested for the problem arose and he was terrific. We will remember it,” Mr Trump later told reporters at his daily White House news conference on coronavirus on Wednesday.

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.

Amid rising pressure and requests for the key drug from over 30 countries, led by the United States, the government on Tuesday said it will allow limited exports of the key drug to “nations that have been badly affected” by the pandemic.

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.

“I bought millions of doses… more than 29 million. I spoke to Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi, a lot of it comes out of India. I asked him if he would release it. He was great. He was really good,” Donald Trump told American channel Fox News.

The US recorded nearly 2,000 novel coronavirus deaths for a second day in a row, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The record-breaking figure of 1,973 deaths (slightly higher than the previous day’s toll of 1,939) brings the total number of US fatalities to 14,695.

Mr Trump has been widely criticised for initially downplaying the virus, which he likened to an ordinary flu and said was under control in the United States, before later accepting that it was a national emergency.

World

14,84,993Cases

10,66,534Active

3,29,909Recovered

88,550Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 184 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 14,84,993 and 88,550 have died; 10,66,534 are active cases and 3,29,909 have recovered as on April 9, 2020 at 9:06 am.

India

5,734 540Cases

5,095 452Active

473 71Recovered

166 17Deaths

In India, there are 5,734 confirmed cases including 166 deaths. The number of active cases is 5,095 and 473 have recovered as on April 9, 2020 at 8:00 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai378

Pune97

Mumbai Suburban65

Thane29

Sangli24

Ahmednagar17

Nagpur16

Palghar6

Aurangabad6

Raigad6

Latur5

Yavatmal4

Satara4

Buldhana4

Osmanabad4

Ratnagiri2

Washim1

Sindhudurg1

Nashik1

Amravati1

Kolhapur1

Jalgaon1

Hingoli1

Gondia1

Details Awaited*460

1135 117

946 71

117 38

72 8

DistrictCases

Chennai114

Coimbatore58

Dindigul44

Tirunelveli38

Erode32

Tiruchirappalli30

Namakkal27

Ranipet24

Karur23

Theni22

Madurai19

Chengalpattu19

Villupuram16

Tiruppur14

Cuddalore13

Thiruvallur12

Thiruvarur12

Nagapattinam11

Salem11

Virudhunagar11

Thoothukudi10

Tiruvannamalai9

Thanjavur8

Kanchipuram7

Vellore6

Kanniyakumari6

Sivaganga5

The Nilgiris4

Tirupattur4

Ramanathapuram2

Kallakurichi2

Ariyalur1

Details Awaited*124

738 48

709 45

21 2

8 1

DistrictCases

South149

Central96

North58

New Delhi52

Shahdara46

South West20

East14

West14

South East13

North East11

North West9

Details Awaited*187

669 93

639 93

21

9

DistrictCases

Hyderabad149

Nizamabad25

Medchal Malkajgiri16

Warangal Urban14

Ranga Reddy11

Jogulamba Gadwal10

Nalgonda9

Kamareddy8

Mahabubnagar8

Suryapet8

Karimnagar7

Adilabad7

Bhadradri Kothagudem4

Vikarabad4

Jagitial4

Nirmal4

Sangareddy3

Peddapalli2

Medak2

Nagarkurnool2

Mulugu1

Jangoan1

Mahabubabad1

Jayashankar Bhupalapally1

Details Awaited*126

427

385

35

7

DistrictCases

Jaipur67

Jodhpur29

Bhilwara23

Jhunjhunu18

Tonk11

Churu7

Ajmer5

Bikaner5

Dausa5

Dungarpur5

Bharatpur4

Alwar3

Pali2

Pratapgarh2

Jaisalmer2

Nagaur2

Kota1

Sikar1

Dholpur1

Udaipur1

Banswara1

Details Awaited*186

381 53

357 53

21

3

DistrictCases

Gautam Buddha Nagar28

Agra13

Meerut12

Lucknow7

Ghaziabad6

Ghazipur3

Varanasi3

Baghpat2

Moradabad2

Bareilly1

Jaunpur1

Kanpur Nagar1

Kheri1

Pilibhit1

Shamli1

Details Awaited*279

361 18

330 16

27 1

4 1

DistrictCases

Kurnool40

Spsr Nellore15

Krishna11

Visakhapatnam11

Guntur10

Y.s.r. Kadapa7

Chittoor6

Anantapur3

Prakasam3

East Godavari2

West Godavari2

Details Awaited*238

348 43

338 42

6 1

4

DistrictCases

Kasaragod139

Kannur47

Ernakulam22

Thiruvananthapuram15

Pathanamthitta14

Malappuram11

Thrissur10

Idukki8

Kozhikode7

Palakkad6

Kollam5

Kottayam3

Wayanad3

Alappuzha2

Details Awaited*53

345 9

260

83 13

2

DistrictCases

Indore101

Bhopal42

Morena12

Jabalpur7

Ujjain7

Barwani3

Khargone3

Chhindwara2

Gwalior2

Shivpuri2

Vidisha1

Details Awaited*47

229

216

0

13

DistrictCases

Bengaluru Urban55

Mysuru34

Chikballapur10

Bidar10

Uttar Kannad10

Belagavi7

Dakshin Kannad7

Ballari6

Udupi4

Bengaluru Rural4

Kalaburagi4

Bagalkot3

Davangere2

Dharwad1

Tumakuru1

Kodagu1

Chitradurga1

Details Awaited*21

181 6

148 2

28 3

5 1

DistrictCases

Ahmadabad66

Surat16

Bhavnagar12

Gandhinagar12

Vadodara12

Rajkot9

Porbandar3

Patan2

Mahesana2

Kachchh2

Gir Somnath2

Panch Mahals1

Jamnagar1

Chhotaudepur1

Morbi1

Botad1

Details Awaited*36

179 14

138 11

25

16 3

DistrictCases

Srinagar21

Bandipora11

Badgam7

Udhampur4

Jammu3

Rajauri3

Baramulla2

Pulwama2

Shopian2

Details Awaited*103

158 42

150 40

4

4 2

DistrictCases

Gurugram31

Faridabad14

Palwal13

Nuh8

Ambala4

Panipat4

Sirsa3

Bhiwani2

Panchkula2

Hisar1

Kaithal1

Karnal1

Rohtak1

Sonipat1

Details Awaited*61

147

116

28

3

DistrictCases

Kolkata31

Howrah10

Medinipur East7

Nadia5

Kalimpong5

Hooghly4

Jalpaiguri4

24 Paraganas North3

24 Paraganas South3

Purba Bardhaman3

Paschim Bardhaman2

Darjeeling1

Medinipur West1

Details Awaited*24

103 4

82 1

16 3

5

DistrictCases

S.a.s Nagar24

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar18

Amritsar10

Hoshiarpur6

Jalandhar6

Ludhiana5

Mansa5

Ropar3

Fatehgarh Sahib2

Pathankot2

Sas Mohali1

Moga1

Barnala1

Patiala1

Faridkot1

Kapurthala1

Details Awaited*14

101 10

89 9

4

8 1

DistrictCases

Khordha27

Bhadrak3

Cuttack2

Kalahandi1

Kendrapara1

Puri1

Details Awaited*7

42

39

2

1

DistrictCases

Patna5

Munger4

Saharsa2

Begusarai1

Lakhisarai1

Nalanda1

Siwan1

Details Awaited*23

38

37

0

1

DistrictCases

Dehradun13

Udam Singh Nagar4

Nainital3

Almora1

Pauri Garhwal1

Details Awaited*11

33 2

28 2

5

0

DistrictCases

Golaghat9

Goalpara3

Marigaon3

Karimganj1

Nalbari1

Details Awaited*11

28 1

28 1

0

0

DistrictCases

Chandigarh18

18

11

7

0

DistrictCases

Kangra3

Details Awaited*15

18

15

2

1

DistrictCases

Leh Ladakh11

Kargil2

Details Awaited*1

14

4

10

0

DistrictCases

North And Middle Andaman7

South Andamans3

Details Awaited*1

11 1

11 1

0

0

DistrictCases

Raipur4

Bilaspur1

Durg1

Rajnandgaon1

Details Awaited*3

10

1

9

0

DistrictCases

North Goa4

South Goa1

Details Awaited*2

7

7

0

0

DistrictCases

Mahe1

Details Awaited*4

5

4

1

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*4

4

4

0

0

DistrictCases

Imphal West1

Thoubal1

Details Awaited*-1

1

0

1 1

0

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*1

1

1

0

0

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