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“Have To Jointly Fight Pandemic”: PM On Netanyahu’s “Thank You” Tweet

'Have To Jointly Fight Pandemic': PM On Netanyahu's 'Thank You' Tweet

Coronavirus: India and Israel have been cooperating in struggle towards COVID-19.

New Delhi:

Hours after Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu thanked India for dashing a five-tonne cargo of medicines, together with anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine which is believed to be efficient in therapy of coronavirus or COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning replied to him saying: “We have to jointly fight this pandemic.”

The medicines reached Israel, the place over 10,000 COVID-19 circumstances have been reported together with 79 deaths, on Tuesday. In a tweet on Thursday, Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu wrote: “Thank you, my dear friend @narendramodi, Prime Minister of India, for sending Chloroquine to Israel. All the citizens of Israel thank you!”

In his response, PM Modi wrote: “We have to jointly fight this pandemic. India is ready to do whatever is possible to help our friends. Praying for the well-being and good health of the people of Israel. @netanyahu.” 

Mr Netanyahu had requested the provision of hydroxychloroquine throughout a cellphone name with PM Modi on April 3, information company PTI reported. Last month, he had urged PM Modi to approve and permit the export of masks and prescription drugs to Israel.   

India, one of many world’s largest producers of hydroxychloroquine, earlier this week had stated that it’s going to enable restricted exports of the anti-malaria drug to “nations that have been badly affected” by the pandemic.

The improvement got here after US President Donald Trump made gorgeous feedback about “retaliation” if India declined to ship the medicines. 

On Wednesday, Donald Trump, who had described hydroxychloroquine as a “game-changer” in struggle towards COVID-19,  after the drug was launched stated India’s assist throughout this disaster won’t be forgotten.

“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 tweeted. 

In his tackle to the nation on Wednesday, Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, who attended this yr’s Republic Day in Delhi because the chief visitor, additionally thanked PM Modi for “timely help”. This morning, PM responded to him in a tweet. “The India-Brazil partnership is stronger than ever in these challenging times. India is committed to contribute to humanity’s fight against this pandemic,” he wrote.

The novel coronavirus, which originated in China’s Wuhan metropolis late final yr, has contaminated over 1.6 million folks worldwide, nevertheless, specialists are nonetheless attempting to develop a vaccine that may shield towards it and discover treatment for the sickness.

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