Coronavirus: 30 Nations Request India For Hydroxychloroquine SupplyPrime Minister Narendra Modi. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) 

Several world leaders have personally reached out to Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi requesting for supplies of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to fight the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reports WION.

As per the report, India has received requests from as many as 30 nations for supplies of hydroxychloroquine, ranging from the United States (US), to Latin America and Europe.

New Delhi has meanwhile banned the export of the said drug, prioritising the supply of the same to meet domestic demand. However, the Government is said to be looking into the requests made by various nations.

US President Donald Trump has already made public that he has requested PM Modi to allow supplies of the drug to the US. The same has also been confirmed by the Indian authorities who are said to be looking into it.

The absolute ban on the export of hydroxychloroquine was notified on 4 April as the Government has allowed the usage of the drug by medicine and healthcare workers in the treatment of ones who have contracted COVID-19 in India.

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