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Brazil President Gives Ramayana Reference to Request Key Drug From India

India and Brazil have opened several areas of cooperation and the Brazilian President was a chief guest for India’s 70th Republic Day celebrations this January.

Brasilia| Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro gave Ramayana reference while requesting India to release the key drug required in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jair Bolsonaro, in a letter written to PM Modi, said, “Just as Lord Hanuman brought the holy medicine from the Himalayas to save the life of Lord Rama’s brother Lakshmana, and Jesus healed those who were sick and restored the sight to Bartomeu, India, and Brazil will overcome this global crisis by joining forces and sharing blessings for the sake of all peoples.”

India and Brazil have opened several areas of cooperation and the Brazilian President was a chief guest for India’s 70th Republic Day celebrations this January.

President Bolsonaro and PM Modi had a telephonic conversation where they discussed the global situation in light of the coronavirus outbreak across the world.

“Requested support in the continuity of the provision of pharmaceuticals for the production of hydroxychloroquine,” Jair Bolsonaro tweeted.

According to statement issued by the Indian government, “The Prime Minister assured all possible support to Brazil President in this difficult hour. They agreed that their officials would remain in regular touch with respect to the COVID-19 situation and its emerging challenges.”

Around 30 countries have been requesting India to release the hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug said to be effective on coronavirus infection.

The government on Tuesday lifted the imposed ban on the export of the drug and said it will provide the drug to the “badly affected countries”.

 

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