PM On Brazil President’s “Thank You” Message


'Committed To Fighting Pandemic': PM On Brazil President's'Thank You'

PM Modi tweeted to President Jair Bolsonaro after India helped Brazil produce hydroxychloroquine

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this morning that India’s partnership with Brazil was “stronger than ever in these challenging times”. The Prime Minister was responding to a comment by Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro thanking “the people of India” for allowing export of raw materials to continue production of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug believed effective in the treatment of the novel coronavirus.

“Thank you President Jair Bolsonaro. The India-Brazil partnership is stronger than ever in these challenging times. India is committed to contribut(ing) to humanity’s fight against this pandemic,” PM Modi tweeted in response to a post by Mr Bolsonaro.

Earlier this week President Bolsonaro wrote to Prime Minister Modi referencing Hindu epic Ramayana while making his request. “Just as Lord Hanuman brought the holy medicine from the Himalayas to save the life of Lord Rama’s brother Lakshmana…” Mr Bolsonaro’s letter said.

Brazil has reported more than 18,000 cases since the COVID-19 outbreak began from China’s Wuhan district in December last year. The number includes at least 173 deaths linked to the virus.

Hydroxychloroquine, currently being tested on 1,500 COVID-19 patients in the United States, has been indicated as a possible treatment option. In a daily briefing on Thursday the Union Health Ministry said it could be used by doctors and medical staff treating novel coronavirus-positive patients.

India manufactures around 70 per cent (approximately 20 crore tablets of 200 mg each) of the world’s supply and, on March 25, banned export until domestic reserves are considered sufficient. The government has reported nearly 6,000 active cases with at least 199 deaths linked to the virus.

On Tuesday the ban was lifted, for the United States after President Donald Trump warned of “retaliation” if India did not allow sale of the drug. The government subsequently said it would allow the export “in view of the humanitarian aspects of the pandemic”.

Mr Trump responded Wednesday: “Thank you India and the Indian people… Will not be forgotten”.

India has also sent supplies of the drug to Israel. The package reached Tel Aviv within days of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaching out to PM Modi. 

This morning PM Modi responded to Mr Netanyahu as well, writing: “We have to jointly fight this pandemic. India is ready to do whatever is possible to help our friends”.

Opposition leaders, including Congress’s Rahul Gandhi and Shashi Tharoor, have cautioned against exporting a potentially life-saving drug without making sure there is enough for the country’s needs.

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had reacted to Mr Trump’s warning, tweeting: “Friendship isn’t about retaliation“. “India must help all nations in their hour of need but life-saving medicines should be made available to Indians in ample quantities first,” Mr Gandhi said.

Worldwide more than 16 lakh people have been infected by the novel coronavirus, so named because it has not been previously identified in humans, and over 95,000 have died. 

World

16,00,740Cases

11,50,434Active

3,54,580Recovered

95,726Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 184 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 16,00,740 and 95,726 have died; 11,50,434 are active cases and 3,54,580 have recovered as on April 10, 2020 at 8:28 am.

India

6,412 678Cases

5,709 614Active

504 31Recovered

199 33Deaths

In India, there are 6,412 confirmed cases including 199 deaths. The number of active cases is 5,709 and 504 have recovered as on April 10, 2020 at 8:00 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai496

Pune131

Mumbai Suburban65

Thane31

Sangli24

Ahmednagar20

Nagpur16

Aurangabad8

Latur8

Palghar7

Raigad6

Satara5

Yavatmal4

Buldhana4

Osmanabad4

Hingoli2

Ratnagiri2

Washim1

Sindhudurg1

Nashik1

Amravati1

Kolhapur1

Jalna1

Jalgaon1

Gondia1

Details Awaited*523

1364 229

1142 196

125 8

97 25

DistrictCases

Chennai152

Coimbatore59

Dindigul44

Tirunelveli38

Erode32

Tiruchirappalli30

Ranipet28

Namakkal27

Tiruppur27

Madurai24

Theni22

Karur22

Chengalpattu19

Thoothukudi16

Villupuram16

Cuddalore13

Thiruvallur12

Thiruvarur12

Thanjavur11

Nagapattinam11

Salem11

Virudhunagar11

Tiruvannamalai9

Kanchipuram7

Vellore6

Kanniyakumari6

Sivaganga5

The Nilgiris4

Tirupattur4

Kallakurichi2

Ramanathapuram2

Ariyalur1

Details Awaited*151

834 96

805 96

21

8

DistrictCases

South170

Central99

North64

New Delhi55

Shahdara53

South West23

West18

South East17

East15

North East14

North West10

Details Awaited*182

720 51

683 44

25 4

12 3

DistrictCases

Jaipur67

Jodhpur29

Bhilwara23

Jhunjhunu18

Tonk11

Churu7

Ajmer5

Bikaner5

Dausa5

Dungarpur5

Bharatpur4

Kota4

Jaisalmer3

Alwar3

Nagaur2

Pali2

Pratapgarh2

Dholpur1

Sikar1

Banswara1

Udaipur1

Details Awaited*264

463 80

439 80

21

3

DistrictCases

Hyderabad168

Nizamabad26

Warangal Urban23

Medchal Malkajgiri16

Nalgonda13

Jogulamba Gadwal12

Ranga Reddy12

Adilabad10

Kamareddy9

Karimnagar8

Mahabubnagar8

Suryapet8

Sangareddy7

Jagitial4

Vikarabad4

Medak4

Bhadradri Kothagudem4

Nirmal4

Nagarkurnool2

Mulugu2

Jangoan2

Peddapalli2

Siddipet1

Mahabubabad1

Jayashankar Bhupalapally1

Details Awaited*91

442

400

35

7

DistrictCases

Gautam Buddha Nagar48

Meerut24

Agra16

Ghaziabad9

Lucknow9

Bareilly6

Kanpur Nagar5

Varanasi4

Jaunpur3

Bulandshahr3

Ghazipur3

Pilibhit2

Baghpat2

Basti2

Shamli2

Hapur1

Moradabad1

Kheri1

Details Awaited*269

410

375

31

4

DistrictCases

Kasaragod139

Kannur47

Ernakulam22

Thiruvananthapuram15

Pathanamthitta14

Malappuram11

Thrissur10

Idukki8

Kozhikode7

Palakkad6

Kollam5

Kottayam3

Wayanad3

Alappuzha2

Details Awaited*65

357 12

259

96 13

2

DistrictCases

Kurnool42

Spsr Nellore23

Krishna12

Visakhapatnam11

Guntur10

Y.s.r. Kadapa9

West Godavari7

Chittoor6

Prakasam4

Anantapur3

East Godavari2

Details Awaited*219

348

338

6

4

DistrictCases

Indore101

Bhopal42

Morena12

Jabalpur7

Ujjain7

Barwani3

Khargone3

Chhindwara2

Gwalior2

Shivpuri2

Vidisha1

Details Awaited*77

259

243

0

16

DistrictCases

Ahmadabad76

Surat18

Bhavnagar13

Gandhinagar12

Vadodara12

Rajkot9

Patan5

Porbandar3

Mahesana2

Kachchh2

Gir Somnath2

Panch Mahals1

Anand1

Sabar Kantha1

Jamnagar1

Chhotaudepur1

Morbi1

Botad1

Details Awaited*80

241 62

198 60

26 1

17 1

DistrictCases

Bengaluru Urban58

Mysuru34

Bidar10

Chikballapur10

Uttar Kannad10

Belagavi7

Dakshin Kannad7

Ballari6

Kalaburagi6

Bagalkot5

Bengaluru Rural5

Udupi4

Mandya3

Davangere2

Gadag1

Tumakuru1

Kodagu1

Dharwad1

Chitradurga1

Details Awaited*9

181

148

28

5

DistrictCases

Gurugram33

Faridabad14

Palwal13

Nuh10

Ambala4

Panipat4

Sirsa3

Bhiwani2

Panchkula2

Hisar1

Kaithal1

Karnal1

Rohtak1

Sonipat1

Details Awaited*79

169

137

29

3

DistrictCases

Srinagar27

Bandipora12

Badgam8

Baramulla7

Jammu5

Udhampur4

Pulwama3

Rajauri3

Shopian2

Kupwara1

Ganderbal1

Details Awaited*85

158

150

4

4

DistrictCases

Kolkata31

Howrah10

Medinipur East7

Nadia5

Kalimpong5

Hooghly4

Jalpaiguri4

24 Paraganas North3

24 Paraganas South3

Purba Bardhaman3

Paschim Bardhaman2

Darjeeling1

Medinipur West1

Details Awaited*37

116 13

95 13

16

5

DistrictCases

S.a.s Nagar23

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar18

Amritsar10

Hoshiarpur6

Jalandhar6

Ludhiana5

Mansa5

Ropar3

Fatehgarh Sahib2

Pathankot2

Sas Mohali1

Moga1

Barnala1

Patiala1

Faridkot1

Kapurthala1

Details Awaited*15

101

89

4

8

DistrictCases

Khordha31

Bhadrak3

Cuttack2

Jajapur1

Kalahandi1

Kendrapara1

Puri1

Details Awaited*4

44 2

41 2

2

1

DistrictCases

Patna5

Munger4

Saharsa2

Begusarai1

Lakhisarai1

Nalanda1

Siwan1

Details Awaited*24

39

38

0

1

DistrictCases

Dehradun13

Udam Singh Nagar4

Nainital3

Almora1

Pauri Garhwal1

Details Awaited*13

35

30

5

0

DistrictCases

Golaghat9

Marigaon4

Nalbari4

Goalpara3

Cachar1

Dhubri1

Hailakandi1

Kamrup1

Karimganj1

Lakhimpur1

Kamrup Metro1

South Salmara Mancachar1

Details Awaited*1

29 1

29 1

0

0

DistrictCases

Chandigarh18

18

11

7

0

DistrictCases

Kangra3

Details Awaited*15

18

15

2

1

DistrictCases

Leh Ladakh11

Kargil2

Details Awaited*2

15 1

5 1

10

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*13

13

12

0

1 1

DistrictCases

North And Middle Andaman7

South Andamans3

Details Awaited*1

11

11

0

0

DistrictCases

Raipur4

Bilaspur1

Durg1

Rajnandgaon1

Details Awaited*3

10

1

9

0

DistrictCases

North Goa5

South Goa1

Details Awaited*1

7

7

0

0

DistrictCases

Mahe1

Details Awaited*4

5

4

1

0

DistrictCases

Imphal West1

Thoubal1

2

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*1

1

1

0

0





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