UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres salutes states helping others in the world struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic, his spokesman has said, days after India delivered supplies of their anti-malarial medication hydroxychloroquine to several states, such as the United States.
Hydroxychloroquine was identified from the US Food and Drug Administration as a potential remedy for its COVID-19 and it’s being tested on over 1,500 coronavirus patients in New York.
The demand for this medication has shrunk rapidly in the past couple of days after India decided to lift a ban on its export.
“…that the Secretary-General calls for international solidarity in this battle against the virus, which usually means that every nation who’s in a position to assist another nation ought to. And we all know those nations which are doing this,” UN chief Antonio Guterres’ spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in the daily press briefing on Friday.
He was reacting to a query on Guterres’ response to India’s attempts to send medication and other supplies into other nations amidst the coronavirus epidemic.
New Delhi raised a ban on the export of this anti-malaria medication, viewed as a potential remedy for COVID-19.
India is in the method of providing hydroxychloroquine into 55 coronavirus-hit nations as grants in addition to an industrial basis.
Quite a few nations such as the US, Mauritius and Seychelles have received the medication in the last couple of days while many others are going to get it by the weekend.
In a current telephonic conversation, US President Donald Trump asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enable the selling of hydroxychloroquine pills arranged by the US to take care of the rising amount of coronavirus sufferers in their own country.
Trump had commended Modi for his strong leadership and stated that India’s aid in this crisis won’t be forgotten.
Special Envoy from the Dominican Republic to UN Ambassador Jose Singer and also President of Security Council for April expressed gratitude to India for its contribution of 200,000 hydroxychloroquine pills to his Nation.
My nation the Dominican Republic is indeed thankful for this help in hard times!!!” Singer stated in reaction to some tweet by India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin on India’s devoting the drugs into the Caribbean nation.