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Russia Thanks India For HCQ Drugs As Covid-19 Cases Rapidly Rise In The Country



Russia has thanked the Indian Government for supplying crucial hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) medicines to Moscow to help it fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson of Russian President Vladimir Putin said -“The decision of the Indian government to send medicines to Russia to help fight Covid-19 is in line with the spirit of partnership between the two countries and was received with a sense of gratitude.”

“Moscow is happy and thankful for the decision of New Delhi to deliver the medicines to Russia to fight the coronavirus,” said Peskov.

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Peskov further stated: “We consider this decision of India as an efficient step towards achieving the agreements on collaboration in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic agreed during a telephonic conversation between Russian President Putin and Indian counterpart – Narendra Modi on March 25 this year.”

The statement from Peskov added: “Moscow is well aware that India, which itself is going through difficult times in terms of fighting the epidemic threat, made this decision guided by the common spirit of partnership between the two countries.”

Meanwhile, Russia has recorded the highest daily increase in Covid-19 infections, with the new cases rising by almost 5,000 in a single day. New infections hiked by 4,785 to 36,793, the official Russian coronavirus information center reported on its website.

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Forty people died yesterday, including 21 in Moscow, taking the number of fatalities to 313. The pace of new cases increased by 17.6% after decreasing to less than 15% in the last few days.

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Russia has toughened restraints on moving around the capital Moscow, adding a new system of digital travel passes to control the spread of the deadly virus. President Putin has ordered people to stay at home until April 30, warning this week that the epidemic has yet to reach the zenith in the country.




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