India bans export of remdesivir
Manila Bulletin|April 13, 2021
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India on Sunday banned the export of remdesivir as infections soared to a new daily high and hospitals grappled with increasing demand for the coronavirus treatment drug.

The vast nation has experienced a sharp rise in cases in recent weeks, adding 152,000 new cases on Sunday to take the toll to 13.3 million infections.

The health ministry said the surge in cases has led to a “sudden spike in demand” for the antiviral drug.

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