India has agreed to send hydroxychloroquine tablets to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to be used for treating COVID-19 patients, the UAE’s embassy in New Delhi said.
Last month, the Centre put a ban on exports as sales soared to secure domestic supplies as US President Donald Trump touted the drug as a potentially effective treatment for the deadly coronavirus. It said this month it would send supplies to some countries.
“The first shipment of medicine, currently on its way to the UAE, includes 5.5 million pills for treatment of patients with COVID-19,” the embassy tweeted late on Saturday.
यूएई नेतृत्व के मार्गदर्शन में, @UAEembassyIndia ने संयुक्त अरब #अमीरात को हाइड्रोक्सीक्लोरोक्वीन की पर्याप्त मात्रा में निर्यात करने के लिए #भारत सरकार की मंजूरी प्राप्त करने में सफलता प्राप्त की, pic.twitter.com/QKrtM4Jlrl
— UAE Embassy-Newdelhi (@UAEembassyIndia) April 19, 2020
A number of countries including the US, Mauritius, and Seychelles have already received the drug in the past few days.