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India to Face US Wrath Said Trump if Not Overturning Banned Covid-19 Drug Decision

India may face wrath against the US if Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not overturn the decision of banning a potential drug for COVID-19, which they experimented to treat the pandemic virus.

This drug is what they call hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and it is a kind of anti-malaria medication.

From the latest information online through RT.com, United States President Donald Trump said that if Indian Prime Minister (PM) Modi will not decide to overturn the decision to export the banned COVID-19 drug, India might be facing wrath against the Americans.

New Delhi has experimented a certain drug known as hydroxychloroquine, which can possible treat the virus caused by the Novel Coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19. The White House leader made a statement that the PM must reverse the decision to ban such drug from entering America and in other nations.

This particular issue originated when New Delhi made a decision to implement a “blanket ban” on exporting the anti-malaria drug. This is still under clinical test because they still want to prove its effectiveness if it can treat patients with COVID-19.

Trump on the other had said the PM might face the consequences for not allowing the drug and insisted that he does not know anything about the concluded final decision of the PM.

I don’t like that decision. I didn’t hear if that was his decision. I know he stopped it for other countries,” said Trump said as published online (referring to the Indian PM). “I would be surprised if he would, because India does very well with the United States, for many years they’ve been taking advantage of the United States on trade,” he added.

The United States had been receiving nearly half of the produced drug of the suppliers from India, as detailed by Bloomberg News. This is one reason why the US leader had been repeatedly touting the anti-malaria medicine as a possible treatment to fight the pandemic virus.

Although there is still no concrete evidence that can prove the potentiality of the drug against COVID-19, there had been ongoing clinical tests in Michigan and in New York. Furthermore, the tests showed initial findings that the HCQ could possibly be helpful, as explained by Jerome Adams.

Adams is the Surgeon General of the United States.

Because of learning about the statement of Trump a couple of days ago, India had already made a decision to lift the ban and allowed the export of almost 24 pharmaceutical drugs and ingredients. All of these contain the intriguing anti-malaria drug.

This latest development would certainly make the US President happy because they can now proceed to the tests to fight such deadly virus at once.

“Like any responsible government, our first obligation is to ensure that there are adequate stocks of medicines for the requirement of our own people. In order to ensure this, some temporary steps were taken to restrict exports of a number of pharmaceutical products,” said in a statement by Anurag Srivastava on Tuesday as published through knoowherenews.com.

He also said that, “It has been decided that India would license paracetamol and HCQ in appropriate quantities to all our neighboring countries who are dependent on our capabilities,” adding that the “restrictions have been largely lifted” after confirming the availability of these medicines “for all possible contingencies currently envisaged.”

Anurag Srivastava is the current representative of the Indian foreign ministry.

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India to Become COVID-19 Epicenter if Nationwide Lockdown Fails

With the continuing problem of India in social distancing because of its massive population, the country might become the epicenter of COVID-19.

Due to the continuing struggle of the world against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), one of the affected countries is India because of its massive population. If the country does not follow proper social distancing, it might become the center of such pandemic virus.

According to the reported news online through CNN, there is a huge concern in Uttar Pradesh after its workers started to leave the place to return to their families after the ordered lock down in India. Some groups of workers experienced dousing of bleach disinfectant to clean them up while sitting on the ground in Bareilly City.

Uttar Pradesh is one of the states of India and a populated area to consider.

From the explanation of Ashok Gautam during the interview with CNN, they sprayed around 5,000 people in public before allowing them to leave the city and headed to their hometowns.

He said that “We sprayed them here as part of the disinfection drive, we don’t want them to be carriers for the virus and it could be hanging on their clothes, now all borders have been sealed so this won’t happen again,” as published online.

Gautam is one of the in charge personnel for the operation against COVID-19 in India and a senior officer as well in Uttar Pradesh.

He defended that the disinfectant they utilized for the buses is safe for humans.

In line with this issue, the World Health Oraganization (WHO) however revealed that chemical disinfectants use to clean floors can damage the skin of a human and does not kill the virus as oppose to the belief of the senior officer.

After learning about this unwanted action of spraying the workers with bleach disinfectant, many Indian nationals showed their disappointment and anger. On this, the personnel involved of the incident already reprimanded and Lav Agarwal explained that they do not allow such spraying action because it is not part of the policy after declaring the lockdown.

Lav Agarwal works for the Mnistry of Health and Family Welfare as a senior officer.

About 45 millions of migrant workers in India are now experiencing hunger and tiredness while heading back to their hometowns. Most of them live in rural areas and without proper social distancing in the midst of COVID-9 outbreak, they are prone to having infected with this pandemic virus.

These people needed to walk nearly 100 to 500 kilometers to reach their point of destination and their journey does not exempt them from having the infection. Currently, the population of India is about 1.3 billion and recorded 1,051 COVID-19 cases as detailed online.

At least 32 people already died because of Novel Coronavirus.

India imposed a nationwide lockdown that will last for 3 weeks since Prime Minister Narendia Modi made a declaration. He likewise explained during his address across India that while undergoing such lockdown, it is important for their people to practice social distancing because this is not only for the sick people.

They need to think about their loved ones, especially their children.  

With the billions of people living here, it might be possible that the number of positive cases can increase without proper discipline.

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