Trump thanks India, PM Modi for supplying hydroxychloroquine to U.S

President Donald Trump thanked India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the export of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) - an anti-malarial drug being experimentally used in many countries for treating COVID-19 to the U.S.

"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!", Trump said in a tweet.

India has partially lifted a ban on export of hydroxychloroquine and is supplying the drug to the U.S and several other countries hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hydroxychloroquine, an old and inexpensive drug used to treat malaria, is seen as a viable therapeutic solution by President Trump to coronavirus that has so far killed more than 10,000 Americans and infected over 3.6 lakh within weeks.

(Agencies)