Coronavirus: US President Trump threatens PM Modi of retaliation if India didn’t export medicine

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Washington, 7 April 2020: US President Donald Trump is hopeful that India will allow the export of hydroxychloroquine medicine. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), India, had banned the export of this drug on March 25.
Addressing the media, Trump said that if India does not approve the supply of hydroxychloroquine drug orders, “we will be surprised. If he approves, we will appreciate it, even if it does not happen. Hydroxychloroquine is useful in malaria, which India has been a major exporter of this medicine. No drug has been invented so far to treat Coronavirus, but hydroxychloroquine is being given to such patients.”
The Coronavirus is currently wreaking havoc in the US where over 3 lakh positive cases have been found and thousands have died. “I spoke to him (PM Modi), Sunday morning & I said we appreciate it that you are allowing our supply (of Hydroxychloroquine) to come out, if he doesn’t allow it to come out, that would be okay, but of course, there may be retaliation, why wouldn’t there be?”, Trump said.
India has not yet been able to give hydroxychloroquine medicine to the US, but has not even refused. India categorically conveyed to the US that “we will supply the drug hydroxychloroquine only after we protect our countrymen from the epidemic first.”
It is noteworthy that 1150 people have died in the US in the last 24 hours from the Coronavirus. Even a day earlier, 1200 people lost their lives in the United States. The death toll from Coronavirus has risen to over 10,000 there. The number of infected has crossed 3 lakh.
Trump had recently expressed apprehension that 2 lakh people could die due to the Coronavirus in the United States.