Israeli PM Netanyahu thanks PM Modi for sending 5 tonnes of medicines

RSTV Bureau
FILE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  (PTI)

FILE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
(PTI)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for rushing a five-tonne cargo of medicines, including anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine.

In a tweet last night, Benjamin Netanyahu said, all Israeli thank PM Modi for sending Chloroquine to Israel.

The five tonne shipment included ingredients for drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, being seen worldwide as the best possible cure as of now for treating COVID-19 patients.

The Indian consignment reached Israel within days after Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to PM Modi requesting supply of hydroxychloroquine, with India being the world’s largest producer and exporter of the drug.

The novel coronavirus has infected nearly 10,000 people in Israel and claimed 86 lives. As many as 121 others are on ventilators in serious condition.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had thanked PM Modi for similar reasons.

(With inputs from agency)